A screenshot from the Long Form Winner “Yin Yang” by Femi Adebajo and Ridwan Rasheed

I-“Open Horizons” isinikeza ukubuka okungaphezulu kwesiteji njengoba abenzi bomdanso befinyelela esikrinini sonke

NguTammy Ballantyne (Umbhali Wezivakashi) Ukuhunyushwa nguLisa Goldstone

Ukubuka amafomu amade akhethiwe ayishumi asebenza ohlelweni olwenziwe kabusha lwe-JOMBA, i-Open Horizons, imicabango eminingi yagcwala emqondweni wami — yini esiyitholile kuCovid mayelana nokwenza umdanso? Yini esilahlekile? Ingabe lo msebenzi uyajabulisa futhi uyaheha? Ngingakunakekela kakhulu kangakanani ukubukela kwesikrini? Ngabe abadansi abancane abasina bazosinda ekuhlukanisweni nokusebenza bodwa? Phusha bese udonsa, Phusha bese udonsa, ngokungapheli uhamba phezu imibuzo engathandeki…

Bese kuthi uFemi Adebajo noRidwan Rasheed baseNigeria baqhume bangene esikrinini nabasebenzi babo ku- “Yin Yang” — amandla olimi olubukwayo, ukusetshenziswa kombala nezithombe eziluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka neorenji, ijubane nokusetshenziswa kwesiteleka kwezindawo konke okulethwe kanye nokuhlela okuhle, ukuhlekisa nomculo othakazelisayo. I-Yin ne-Yang, okuhle nokubi, ukukhanya nobumnyama ngokuqaphela ngobuhlakani yilaba badlali abancane bomdanso obekufanele bahambisane nezimo eziningi ezinzima ukuze babone umsebenzi wabo. Bengizokubona kanjani lokhu ngenye indlela?

Kwenzeka okufanayo nangokuzwa umsebenzi omnandi womculo waseKenya uMaulid Owino, “SONGA”, emgwaqweni omatasa; Umdanso kaMzamo Kunene othule buthule, ushayisana, esihlalweni ngefasitela elikhulu, ukukhuphuka, ukuwa, ukunweba, ukubeka phezulu; Ukuhlolwa kwesigaba sikaNomfundo Hlongwa kanye nezendlalelo esiphoqeleke ukuba sizigqoke, amabhulukwe asekhaya abesifazane kumele bakhuthazelele ukudlalwa ngomculo ongajwayelekile ku- “One of Four”; “Gathering of tics” okuhlangene, kukhumbuza futhi kwakha noDavid Thatanelo April waseNingizimu Afrika noJavier Valazquez Cabrero okufakazela ukuthi akukaze kwephuze kakhulu ngezinja ezindala ukuthi zifunde izindlela ezintsha ngomdanso ongajwayelekile, wokuxoxa phakathi kwabantu ababili; Umdanso kaDiana Gaya ohlukanisayo futhi oheha ukubukeka “Machozi ya Jana” (Yesterday’s tears) (Izinyembezi Zayizolo), ekhuluma ngokubanjwa nokulahleka okuzungezwe yifulethi elingapheli eKenya; isifundo esimnyama nesimhlophe sobuso besikhumba, njengezwe elikhuphuka ngokuphefumula ngakunye, ukusondelana kwesikhumba, izinwele neminwe kuJulie Rosentworth “e / vent Horizon”; “brave” ukuzibandakanya kukaMamello Makhetha noGender Based Violence, ekhuluma ngokwelashwa nokuvuselelwa ngemuva kweWits Great Hall negumbi lokulala ehhotela e “Ore Phelele”; Ukumbulwa okuthembekile nobuhlungu kukaLewellyn Afrika ku- “OP STRAAT (THE STREETS)”, egcekeni elingemuva elinemigqomo yothuli, amasondo, ipotimende nothuli ezinyaweni zakhe njengoCebolenkosi Siphesihle Zuma, oguqula kamnandi kusuka emigwaqweni kuya esigabeni kuya endaweni enamadwala amahle ngobuhle, umnsalo wase-Afrika uhlala ukhona ku- “Buchitheka Bugayiwe || Thokola Themba”.

Konke lokhu kuhlangana esikrinini sami kungisonge ngemizwa yenhlonipho ejulile yenani eliphakeme lomsebenzi ngokwenziwa kwamafilimu, ukuhlela, ukusetshenziswa kobuchwepheshe obusha nokuzibandakanya; kodwa lokhu kungabekezela? Kwesinye isikhathi, kunesikhala esijulile esiqhamukayo, lapho ubuciko bubonisa khona ikhanda laso namasu obuhlakani athatha indawo yokubaluleka, ukususa. U-Alfred Hinkel ubhekise “ekususeni ubuciko, amagama aqokiwe nokunyakaza okwakuhlala emizimbeni yethu yokudansa… kuya ekudanseni ezindaweni ezahlukene zomdabu.” Kodwa-ke, sizithola sibambelele emphakathini wethu kulezi zikrini: ukufuna izilimi ezintsha, izindlela ezintsha zokwakha kabusha, ukwazisana nobuntu bethu naphezu kokwehlukana kwedijithali (nangokomzimba). U-Adebajo noRasheed banami “yinning and yanging”, behla benyuka, behla benyuka, behla benyuka, behla benyuka, behla benyuka ………….

Abaphumelele kungxenyekazi ye- “Long Form” yilawa:

Indawo yokuqala: Yin Yang nguFemi Adebajo noRidwan Rasheed

Indawo yesibili: Ore Phelele nguMamello Makhetha

Indawo yesithathu: Machozi ya Jana (Izolo Izinyembezi) nguDiana Gaya

Imisebenzi emithathu ephezulu iyatholakala ukubukwa kuwebhusayithi yomkhosi nakuzinkundla ze-YouTube zensali yomkhosi esele.

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