Acclaimed dance work back at the Playhouse by popular demand!!
Back by popular demand after a critically- and publically-acclaimed season in 2016, We are still marching returns to the Playhouse Drama Theatre for 5 performances from 24 to 28 May for schools at 10h00, and for the public on Saturday 27 May 19h30 and Sunday 28 May at 14h30 as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season.
Choreographed by Sunnyboy Motau of Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), this brilliant work will feature the dancers from two award-winning dance companies: the Playhouse Dance Residency and MIDM. The piece explores the struggles faced by women in Southern Africa from the apartheid era until the present day. It is a reminder of incidents such as the Women’s March of 1956, the bus boycott and the recent mass #FeesMustFall campaign, and of the fact that even 22 years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, the struggle continues and women are still marching.
We are still marching is a magnificent celebration of women, their lives and their commitment, and promises an exciting, unforgettable experience for all lovers of dance.
One of South Africa’s rising choreographers, Motau was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2015, and a work he co-choreographed was named one of the top three works of the 2015 Dance Umbrella. He recently also received the Arts & Culture Trusts ImpACT Award for Dance for 2016.
Schools performances of We are still marching will take place on 24 May to 2 May. Tickets for the schools performances are R30.00 and can be booked by telephoning (031) 369 9407. Public performances will take place on 27th and 28th of May Tickets for the public performances are R60.00 Book at Computicket or at Checkers stores.
For further information or discounted block bookings on the public performances, please telephone Dawn on (031) 369 9407.