EKASI DANCE MOVES (2018)
A video piece created about the key movements of Pantsula dance. Over a five year period I documented many different Pantsula dance crews from all over Johannesburg and in order to understand its form and history I captured a series of different fundamental movements, these movements where then converted into frames from the video and printed as large scale prints, the original footage was then made into this video piece. The video was premiered at The Fowler museum at UCLA where the entire series was curated into an exhibition about Pantsula dance with the story told through the images I had captured.
This video piece was made as part of a larger project in collaboration with Daniela Goeller and Sicelo Xaba from Impilo Mapantsula a cultural organisation from Johannesburg working with Pantsula Dancers. impilomapantsula.com
Directed by. Chris Saunders
Cinematographer. Chris Saunders
Editor & Sound Design. Malcolm Che'