UCT Irma Stern Museum to host Ai, a performance by award-winning contemporary dancer jackï job and collaborators, from 17 to 21 March. Meaning ‘love’ in Japanese, Ai is a Butoh ballet, a form of Japanese dance theatre, and speaks about the impossibility of love, and finding it in unusual spaces. In Ai jackï performs with acclaimed French ballet dancer Alexandre Bourdat, who has recently finished a performance season at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. She also joins forces with her long-time collaborator, award-winning classical pianist José Dias.
Ai will be performed in the garden of the Irma Stern Museum, and its tour de force lies in the unusual duet between jackï and a horse called Beauty. Within their meeting, the majestic and the mundane sensitively merge, and love is reimagined. Surrounded by green, audiences can delight in a dance between animal and human natures.
Join UCT Irma Stern Museum for what promises to be an evening to remember!
17 – 21 March (performances daily, including on Sunday and Human Rights Day); performances start at 19.00
Venue: UCT Irma Stern Museum, 21 Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town