18.00 Uhr Uferstudio 4
Extra Ordinary explores the aspirations of a domestic worker during the South African post-apartheid times. This ordinary domestic worker, part of the previously disadvantaged group, thrives to fulfill her desires, however, she lacks resources and knowledge. Her aspirations are the same as the ones of many people around her who live a society with strong western principles in which class and power are dictated by material acquisition. The BEE fat cats are the ultimate role models for the previously disadvantaged groups.
With new money, status and social identity, old and established constraints are challenged. Oftentimes, the individual does not seem to be able to strike a balance so as to not overindulge
In the piece, the audience will learn of a person who lives a double life. At work, she has to wear a uniform that robs her of her individuality; while outside of work she wears expensive designer clothes because she wants to be like the people in the newly acquired black urban middle class. Her journey will have her question her principles. Money and power would grant her a bitter sweet freedom as she would conform into western behavior that she sees her much-despised employer practice.
Extra Ordinary is a multidisciplinary piece that will utilize dance and multimedia. The focal image will be a puppet. Is this individual merely a
puppet and has her circumstance or societal role changed?