The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC)
"For many young, inspired South Africans, contemporary dance has been profound in creating a sense of purpose, re-visioning future and enabling financial security. Dance changes lives may sound like a gushy cliché, but it is something I see daily and it is something that we at FATC are committed to. Beyond funding this is the true sustainability of what we do"-PJ Sabbagha (FATC Artistic Director)
Since its inception in January 1995 FATC collaborated with an extensive number of South Africa’s leading contemporary dance and theatre professionals. FATC continuously collaborates with performers, choreographers, educators and theatre practitioners to present top quality theatre and training programs at both a national and international level.
FATC and its collaborating artists have been widely recognized for their excellence in the field of contemporary South African choreography and performance through the numerous awards and nominations that have been conferred on the Company. Currently funded by The National Lottery the Company is committed to creating contemporary South African dance theatre that questions and investigates critical personal and social issues. As a result of this work FATC has become acknowledged as South Africa’s leading contemporary dance company in addressing the overwhelming presence of HIV and AIDS in contemporary South African society and the Company has been described to as a leading voice in the emergence of the new South African “protest/struggle” and issue-based dance theatre.
Since 2007 FATC has had a busy international touring season engaging in exchange projects with performances and residencies in Russia, Holland, Mexico, Tanzania, Mali, Madagascar, Mozambique, Reunion Islands, France and Taiwan. In addition individual company member have been given an increasing number of international solo performance opportunities.
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