Foofwa d’Imobilité does his Dancewalk
“My work in choreography has had me ‘dancerunning’ through the streets of Cairo, counting votes of the audience as they chose the outcome of a dance, and using my face to animate a Francis Bacon painting,” says Swiss choreographer and dancer Foofwa d’Imobilité about his work.
Foofwa will be presenting his Dancewalk Soweto in Johannesburg, in partnership with Thabiso Pule’s Creative Tree and at the Institute for Creative Arts’ biennial Live Art Festival in Cape Town.
The Dancewalk is a multi-kilometre dance phrase that uses walking as a choreographic basis. The idea germinated from the idea that dance evolves most often in closed places, of a few meters in area. Spectators are invited to join the ‘dancewalkers’ in their joyful wanderings, to encourage them, or even better, to try the Dancewalk.
The internationally multi-awarded Foofwa d’Imobilité studied at the Ecole de Danse de Geneva. From 1987-1990, he worked as a dancer and soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, and from 1991-1998, was a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He founded Neopost Ahrrrt, where he serves as Artistic Director with Jonathan O’Hear.