PERFORMANCE REPERTOIRE

Darkroom Contemporary presents innovative, unexpected works of the highest artistic standard, simultaneously creating unique audience experiences and new ways of appreciating dance. The company regularly stages works in unexpected performance areas, transforming ordinary spaces into intriguing, multi-faceted arenas.

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SUSPEND (2017)

Choreography : Louise Coetzer
Artistic Collaboration: Oscar O’Ryan (Visual Design), Without Eyes (Sound Design)

A movement and sound installation work, commissioned for Puncture Points - where energy meets the everyday. SUSPEND focuses on the local transportation systems, and the areas of waiting within terminals and stations - unavoidable points of suspension as part of every journey.
Puncture Points is an interdisciplinary art project that interrogates the nexus between energy and society in the context of the city of Cape Town. Departure points of inquiry are premised on the cause and effect relationship between energy and society as well as how to critically conceptualize intersections of energy and the everyday. Puncture Points speaks across disciplines in response to these questions in the form of an art project that seeks to creatively capture practices and processes around the coalescence of energy and the everyday in Cape Town.

Puncture Points commissioned 15 artists to create works based on their research. Louise Coetzer’s SUSPEND is an interdisciplinary installation work incorporating movement, sound and visual design to portray energy as suspended motion.

The project was commissioned by Burgan Cape Terminals supported by Gulfstream Energy and exhibited at the port of Cape Town.

IN C (2016)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic Collaboration: Without Eyes ( Sound Design)
Commissioned work for the 2016 Baxter Dance Festival. In C recreates Terry Riley’s landmark composition through sound and motion. The movement design takes its cue from the composition’s 53 phrases as they pass through, catch up and occasionally find a meeting point, focusing on these fleeting moments of connect and disconnect.

IN C was made possible through generous support from The Baxter Theatre Center.

We,the transposed (2016)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic Collaboration : Mischa Mathys (Sound Design), Helo Samo ( Installation Design)
An installation performance, created for Darkroom Contemporary as collaboration with sound artist Mischa Mathys. Staged at Youngblood Arts & Culture Development and the Cape Town Fringe Festival 2016. Performed as part of the 2017 Infecting the City Festival of Public Art. Nominated for a Fringe FRESH CREATIVE AWARD.

  • BLUEPRINT (2014)
    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
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    BLUEPRINT (2014)
  • BLUEPRINT (2014)
    BLUEPRINT (2014)

BLUEPRINT (2014)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic collaborations
Sound design: Ebenhaezer Smal
Installation design: Helo Samo
Laser Installation: Fabian Humphry/Cape Lasers
Data Visualisation: Mark Wilson/Clear Data Viz
Staged at: Cape Town City Hall, Baxter Dance Festival 2014, SA Innovation Summit

Made possible through the support of the Department of Arts & Culture, City of Cape Town, World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

  • SWARM (2013)
    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
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    SWARM (2013)
  • SWARM (2013)
    SWARM (2013)
  • SWARM (2013)
    SWARM (2013)

SWARM (2013)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic collaborations
Sound score and vocals: Martinique du Toit
Installation design: ThingKing
Staged at: Cape Town City Hall, Baxter Dance Festival 2013

  • A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
    A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
  • A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
    A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
  • A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
    A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
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    A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
  • A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)
    A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)

A WOLF AT THE DOOR (2012)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic collaborations
Installation design: Helo Samo, Oscar O’Ryan
Staged at: Cape Town City Hall, Baxter Dance Festival 2012, Creative Cape Town

  • CANVAS (2011)
    CANVAS (2011)
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    CANVAS (2011)
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    CANVAS (2011)
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    CANVAS (2011)
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    CANVAS (2011)
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    CANVAS (2011)

CANVAS (2011)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic collaborations
Set design & Live painting: Helo Samo
Staged at: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, Cape Town City Hall, Baxter Festival 2011, Dance Umbrella, The Black Box, Tjing Tjing Exchange

  • IKARUS (2010)
    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
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    IKARUS (2010)
  • IKARUS (2010)
    IKARUS (2010)
  • IKARUS (2010)
    IKARUS (2010)

IKARUS (2010)

Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Artistic collaborations
Set design: Oscar O’Ryan, Eliav Vanunu
Staged at: City Varsity Cape Town

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