clone (2018)


Choreography : Louise Coetzer
Artistic Collaboration: Brydon Bolton (Musical Composition & Interactive Motion Sensor Design), Heath Nash (Set Design)
Funded by the National Lotteries Commission as part of In C I DOUBLE Bill with support from the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport and the Centre for the Less Good Idea

clone hints at the contrasting dualities present within one being. The complex elements of the human psyche - the ego, the id and the superego, shape competing patterns of light & shade, power & weakness, tension and release, reality and fantasy. clone features a new musical score by Brydon Bolton, for solo double bass and computer generated sound. This interactive performance work enables motion sensors to read cues from the dancers’ movements, triggering sound events which compose a unique sound score to each performance, in real time.

Staged at William Kentridge’s Centre for the Less Good Idea (JHB) and the Magnet Theatre (CT)

In C (2018)


Choreography : Louise Coetzer
Artistic Collaboration: Without Eyes (Music), Oscar O’Ryan (Set Design)
Funded by the National Lotteries Commission as part of In C I DOUBLE Bill with support from the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport and the Baxter Theatre Centre

In C is a vibrant portrayal of contrasting synchronicity and counterpoint. The work recreates Terry Riley’s landmark 1964 composition through sound and motion. Iconic of early minimalist music, Riley’s In C has endless possibilities to be reimagined, here given the 21st Century treatment in its adaptation for two laptops by music - duo Without Eyes. Found sounds and electronic samples replace the traditional orchestral instruments, reproducing this iconic score as rarely heard before. Its intertwining rhythms and constantly evolving polyrhythms are simultaneously exhilarating and evanescent, its outcome individual to each performance. The choreography 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. Dancers take to the stage in a succession of groupings, where they pass, chase, catch up and occasionally connect. Even though In C appears fixed, the decisions, responses, and interplay between the musicians and dancers shapes its outcome, making each performance unique.

In C was originally commissioned by the Baxter Theatre Centre for the 2016 Baxter Dance Festival. Staged at the 30th Dance Umbrella 2018 (JHB) and Magnet Theatre (CT)

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)

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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)

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Choreography: Louise Coetzer
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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)

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Choreography: Louise Coetzer
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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)

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

CANVAS (2011)

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Choreography: Louise Coetzer
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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)

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

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