ARTIST STATEMENT

“Location/Lokasie” is a dance production about two South African men from the Cape Flats who are from the same family, on a journey of discovery. They are connected by blood, but separated by the lives of their fathers. This work is expressed through movement that is abstract and interpretive.

The work, filmed in various indoor and outdoor locations throughout the Cape Flats, gives the audience a raw outlook into the environment we live in.

Choreographed by Luke De Kock

Cast: Luke De Kock and Conway October

THIS WORK IS BASED ON...

Location/Lokasie is a virtual reimagining of the original live performance work performed at Youngblood Art Gallery (2018). The concept started as a dance production about individuals from different spaces who found themselves together on the same journey. It has developed into a work about two South African men from the Cape Flats (Bonteheuwel) who are from the same family, on a journey of discovering their shared history and the separation of ties through their fathers.


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Luke De Kock

Luke De Kock is a choreographer.

He is a graduate of the Young Adult Training and Job Creation Programme of Jazzart Dance Theatre, under the direction of Alfred Hinkel. Amongst the things that he does professionally are Choreography, Corporate Performances, Community/Outreach Development, Theatre, TV Commercials, Film, Workshop Facilitation and Teaching as a Freelancer. He has choreographed in Bahrain (UAE), was part of an internationally funded exchange project with Artscape Theatre and Brouhaha (UK) in the Netherlands where he taught workshops and performed with Kalentura and Untold.

His latest theatre choreographic works were performed at the Artscape Opera House with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the Debut Gala and at Youngblood Art Gallery. He recently performed and facilitated workshops at the AfroVibes Arts Festival in Cape Town and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam).

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