The KZNSA Gallery invites you to ABOMHLABA(THI) this Friday 7 June 2019. Choreographed by Musa Hlatshwayo, the dance cast includes Njabulo Thabethe, Aphelele Nyawose and Snethemba Khuzwayo.

  • 07 June 2019
  • KZNSA

The KZNSA Gallery invites you to ABOMHLABA(THI) this Friday 7 June 2019. Choreographed by Musa Hlatshwayo, the dance cast includes Njabulo Thabethe, Aphelele Nyawose and Snethemba Khuzwayo.

Company: Mhayise Productions
Lighting and sound: Lerato Ledwaba
Door: R80 | R60 for pensioners and students

Arts Cafe and bar open 17.00-20.30
Performance starts at 19.00
Length: 55 minutes

ABOMHLABA(THI) (the title) is a noun that combines three words that make an affirmative statement i.e. abantu bomhlaba yithi (The people of the soil/earth are us.)

Synopsis:

A dance-theatre piece inspired by the Honourable Credo Mutwa’s stories around the creation of abantu, umhlaba and the on-going quest to embrace our existence between physical and spiritual realms in time and in space.

Set in post-colonialism and post-apartheid (South) Africa and structured in thought-provoking unfolding episodes, the piece sees a trio of characters explore notions of citizenship, the search for belonging, the genetic and inherited nomadic nature in a land that once had no borders, and the notion of there being no name for ‘stranger’ in African vernacular languages. Through the unfolding journey, they find themselves tracing trek-lines, footsteps, and bloodlines that lead towards an introspection of who they are in a land torn by the histories of our past, present and future.


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