Since its inception in 1995, the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) has collaborated with an extensive number of South Africa’s leading contemporary dance and theatre professionals. The company is committed to creating contemporary South African dance theatre that questions and investigates critical personal and social issues, often addressing the overwhelming presence of HIV and AIDS in South African. FATC collaborates with performers, choreographers, educators and theatre practitioners to present theatre and training programs at both national and international levels. The Company and its collaborating artists have been widely recognised for their excellence in the field of choreography and performance through numerous awards and nominations.
The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative is Dance Company in Residence at The University of Johannesburg and is funded by The National Lottery Distribution Trusts Fund and Rand Merchant Bank.
PJ Sabbagha is a South African choreographer whose name has become synonymous with issue based dance theatre and, more specifically, HIV and AIDS focused art. Sabbagha is the founding member and Artistic Director of The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative and the annual When Life Happens: HIV and AIDS Arts and Culture Festival. He was the recipient of the 2005 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance, the 2006 FNB Dance Umbrella award for best choreography for his work Still Here, and the 2005 and 2009 awards for most outstanding presentation for a new work for The Double Room and Macbeth respectively. Sabbagha’s work has been staged internationally and he has participated in residencies in Russia, Mexico, Holland, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and Taiwan.