The Ecstatic

Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula
' A virtuoso and high-energy combo of two dance styles '

The energetic dance form pantsula arose during the Apartheid era in South Africa. A new subculture quickly arose around the extremely fast footwork involved in this dance. Today, pantsula culture is still a visual presence, as reflected in clothing, language, music and outlook on life. In The Ecstatic Jeremy Nedd and the Impilo Mapantsula company intertwine pantsula dancing with the spiritual dance tradition of the praise break. Onstage, time seems to come to a standstill as six pantsula dancers reach a point of extasy in an explosion of energy.

Concept, Choreography: Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula
Performance, Choreography: Kgotsofalang Moshe Mavundla, Tommy Tee Motsapi, Bonakele Mambotjie Masethi, Sicelo Malume ka Xaba, Sello Zilo Modiga, Vusi 2.2 Mdoyi
Light and Technic: Thomas Giger
Stage: Laura Knüsel
Music, Composition: Xzavier Stone & Modulaw
Audio design: Fabrizio Di Salvo
Head of production Switzerland & Touring: Ursula Haas, Pascal Moor
Head of production South Africa: Daniela Goeller
Dramaturgy: Anta Helena Recke
Production assistance: Kihako Narisawa, Lucas Del Rio Estevez
Outside Eye: Deborah Joyce Holman, Maximilian Hanisch
Co-production: Kaserne Basel, Arsenic Lausanne, Theater Tuchlaube Aarau
Supported by: Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Südkulturfonds, Migros Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler-Stiftung, Schweizer Interpretenstiftung, Wilhelm und Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung



29/10/2021 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

30/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list


€ 17 / € 14*


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2021 


Duration: 70 min

Language no problem


*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

After the performance there will be an artist talk: 10 minutes 10 questions.


SPRING passe-partout