pina

is based on stories of old and young black men and the power of expression and movement in telling their stories. In Pina, Finch dissects the image that exists in society and in language about a black male identity and the black body. Language and the movement of the body suggest that a black male body should above all be strong and physical. Kwanele Thusi decolonizes the image of the black male body and shows in his solo and duet that a black body and a black identity can also be soft and vulnerable. His PINA is a 'CRY, A SCREAM, a queer response to the canonized historical image of the black male body.

credits

Choreography: Kwanele Finch Thusi

Dance: Kwanele Finch Thusi, Steve Chauke

Duration: 45 min