Via Katlehong are today part of the international choreographic landscape, multiplying tours and success. Via Katlehong is by size, the second township of South Africa. Bullets fly low, the crime is ordinary. But on stage, these young artists do not breathe a word. It is the glory of their traditions that they sing and dance, while bringing their own inventiveness to develop a contemporary language. Dances and songs follow one another, drumming, jumping from one sketch to another, convivial, varied. The magazine is adorned with incredible demonstrations of gumboots (dance in rubber boots born in the mines), tap (movement and hits on the ground), hip hop, pantsula, a cappella songs, percussions... Each gives the best, in a freedom and total pleasure.
Source : Maison de la danse program's.
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Artistic direction / Conception
Gabriel Nkosi, Hlengiwe Lushaba
Lemi Fudumele, Mandlenkosi Fanie, Vuyani Feni, Vusi Mdoyi, Buru Mohlabane, Thato Qofela, Xolani Qwabe
David Hlatshwayo, Gauate Monchusi
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Damien Valette, Via Katlehong Dance, Théâtre National de Chaillot - Paris, Scène nationale d’Orléans, Peak Performances @ Montclair State (New Jersey, USA)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse - 2013