Bikutsi 3000
10 - 14 February 2023
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Bikutsi 3000

10 - 14 February 2023 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets
Presented by Perth Festival

See Africa reimagined in a wild and wonderful explosion of energy and imagination.

Part dance, part lecture and all exuberant possibility, Bikutsi 3000 is devised by artist, musician, activist and designer Blick Bassy. This urban-afro-futuristic dance show brings together music, movement, video and stunning costumes for a feminist tale in which dance is an act of resistance and women are the actors of the emancipation of society.

Operating between fiction and history, you journey through the five countries colonised by Germany (Cameroon, Namibia, Togo, Tanzania, Rwanda-Burundi), experiencing five dance scenes that take place between 1885 and 2050 in an emancipated and re-rooted Africa. Blick’s story is brought to the screen thanks to a video mixing archival images out of the Quai Branly museum collections with actors telling the tale, reinforced by vibrant dancing and driven by a hugely inventive made-to-make-you-move original music score.
Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $39.00 Adult
  • $33.00 Concession (Pensioners and Seniors Card holders)
  • $35.00 Friends of the Festival (Available via phone or box office only)
  • $29.00 Students

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Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years.

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