Diminutive and dynamic, choreographer Dada Masilo brings the vibrant energy of her African hometown, Johannesburg, to the international stage. Her choreographic language combines classical, contemporary, and African dance, and in her re-visioning of popular ballet stories, she confronts controversial issues head-on with a mix of humor and wisdom. A dancer who reluctantly became a choreographer, Dada Masilo is passionate about making the theatre a place to experience emotion. In her new work, The Sacrifice, she brings both the pain and the healing.
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Welcome to ICON SMART! We are happy to announce the establishment of the first-ever ICONS Choreographic Institute at the Atlas Performing Arts Center here in Washington, D.C., USA --- a long-needed educational platform to foster creativity and professional development for emerging choreographers. More information is available here.
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- Asami S. - I am inspired by everyday life experience. Overhearing conversations on the bus or one sentence that stood out from the book I was reading.
- Mattew R. - There is a long list of choreographers who inspire me and I am learning from. In addition, I also love cinema and find a lot of ideas which can be translated into dance, for examaple let me mention the great Charles Chaplin.
- Yako O. - Seeing myself in mirror. I look at the person and think about how to move her. What movement will look interesting on her...
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