Sandstone (1988) | Screendance work
Dancer and Choreographer
Costume, set and body paint
Video Director and editor
This was Ginslov's first choreographic solo work after returning from a two year stay in Europe where she studied at the CNDC, Angers France and lived in Arhus, Denmark, 1985-1987.
The work was commissioned by painter Amalie Van Maltitz, to accompany the launch of her exhibition "The Human Figure in Art", at the Genkor Art Gallery, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa. This work was banned after its first performance by the Rector of The Rand Afrikaans University where it premiered. It was considered to be in "Bad taste!" Ginslov had danced topless to a speech of the then Nationalist Government Prime Minister PW Botha. News of the banning filtered into the media and Ginslov's name was launched.
The work was performed the very next day at a local dance studio, in the home of Tossie Van Tonder.
It later toured South Africa in underground venues and university theatres. Later performed at the Baxter Theatre and Dance Umbrella in Durban. It was also performed in Sweden
at the Sodra Teatern for the South Africa Theatre Festival,1993.
Walking Gusto Productions
Address by PW Botha on South African TV MARCH 26 1985.
SOUTH AFRICA: VIOLENCE DIES DOWN IN BLACK TOWNSHIPS AS INQUIRY INTO POLICE KILLING OF BLACKS IS SET UP.
TRANSCRIPT: BOTHA: "I'm committed to maintaining law, order and stability in our country. I have already given instructions for appropriate steps to be taken to restore and maintain law and order."