In Alter, choreographer Ilona Frege and dancers of Underground Dance Theatre revisit Gregory Maqoma’s Beautiful Me by embarking on a process of unpacking the construction of their identities – as African? As South African? As performing South African identity? Moving bodies perform. Identities shift and re-form. History is remixed. The body is altered. Identity is lost and found. Alter was created for the 2012 African Theatre Association International Conference titled Querying Africa: Dis-ease, Metamorphosis and Unconventionality in African Theatre and Performance which was held at the UCT Hiddingh Campus.
Choreographed by Ilona Frege