Moya Michael choreography, set design, video, dance, music, concept, soundscape – Tracey Rose set design, video, collaboration – Mitsuki Matsumoto music, soundscape – Kitty Kortes Lynch dramaturgy – Mandla Mtshali lighting design – Povilas Bastys costumes
Together with visual and performance artist Tracey Rose, Moya Michael will explore the common visual images that reflect their ancestries, their histories and where they are today as women of colour and specifically as descendants of the Khoi people.
In COLOURED SWANS, dancer, performer and choreographer Moya Michael questions how layers of imposed identities change how an artist moves, speaks, sings and what specific spaces their bodies visualise or occupy. Classified as a “Coloured” person in apartheid South Africa, Moya invites artists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to join her in this quest. Together they will share their personal stories in order to confront and intertwine the complexity of their experiences into one overall creation. Each encounter leads to a solo created for and with the artist as one of the swans of COLOURED SWANS.