XX

Funky dance spectaular • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed by Tara Notcutt | Choreography by Cleo Notcutt | Performed by Cleo Notcutt, Rori Bingham, Kelly Atkins & Marcus Mabie
XX. Kiss kiss… 
Part dance, part cabaret, part revue, XX is a naughty little rendezvous about our most intimate of acts: the kiss. Sister team Tara and Cleo Notcutt bring together four of Cape Town’s sassiest performers to Cape Town’s most intimate venue for your viewing pleasure. 
Pour yourself a drink, and join us in the dark for a little glitz, a lot of dance, and... well, we’d say more now, but as you know it’s not polite to kiss and tell…
Tara is a purveyor of human experience (read: theatre maker) based in Cape Town. At the age of 28, she is one of South Africa’s top young  independent director and producers, the Artistic Director of The Pink Couch, and is dedicated to making brave, original, and sexy South African theatre.

Her recent work includes "…miskien", "The Three Little Pigs", "Mafeking Road", "Last Rounds", Stuart Lightbody’s "Devilish" and "Sleepless Dreams", and "Three Blind Mice". On her bookshelf she has a Fleur du Cap for Best New Director, and eight (invisible) Standard Bank Ovation Awards. In 2012 she was named one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans. She has presented works in countries three continents, but South Africa is her favourite. When she’s not in a theatre, she can be found in the back row at the Labia or putting R2 coins in the jukebox at the Kimberley Hotel.

While theatre is her love, dance runs in Tara's blood. Her mom, Trish, is a dance teacher and throughout her life many-a-long-night has been spent both on and backstage at dance shows, eisteddfods, and Hip Hop competitions. Not many people know this, but she did Ballet for 6 years and always wanted to learn Tap. 
 
Cleo is a young, motivated, versatile dancer who started to dance in her mother’s dance studio, The Dance Project. Her training covered many dance styles ‐ hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and South African styles like pantsula, kwaito and gumboot dancing.

She started teaching dance to others from a very young age and this desire to improve herself and others has led her to studying the styles of the great performers, attending workshops of recognised visiting experts and working for many choreographers, dance teachers, local and international artists and dance companies who perform in diverse styles. 

She believes that one can and should always learn something new from each different experience. 

She loves performing ‐ on stage, in a show, on TV, at corporate functions, at competitions and this led to her becoming a top 16 finalist in the SA TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Cleo has put shows together (eg Cape Town’s Most Wanted) and works hard at creating opportunities for dancers ‐ even designing an extra‐mural performance training programme for by the Sport and Recreation Department for secondary schools facing challenges.

She represented South Africa twice at the Las Vegas World Hip Hop Championships and put together and trained various dance groups (one of them 7 years old) for competitions overseas. She led a dance tour with a young group of dancers from a mixture of backgrounds ‐ to Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Washington DC and finally Orlando for an International Hip Hop Convention.

Cleo studied at the Broadway Dance Centre, winning the “Outstanding Student Award” after being there for only 3 months. She performed a kwaito piece and was asked to teach kwaito to her class and choreographed a piece which became a hit as part of their final “Performance Project”.

Tara and Cleo have worked together on various shows, with Cleo choreographing small parts of "Last Rounds", Rob van Vuuren's "WhatWhat", and "The Incredible Journey". However, they have wanted to do a full show together for some time, and "XX" is the product of this desire.



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