A feast for the eyes

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AMONG some of the mul­ti­tude of shows that Jo­haar­dien says are bound to cre­ate dia­logue among view­ers are:

The Alchemy of Words: The show com­bines an­i­ma­tion, pup­petry and live mu­sic in­spired by the im­agery of the poet’s works.

What Re­mains: Writ­ten by Na­dia Davids and di­rected by Jay Pather, a per­for­mance that fuses text, dance and move­ment to tell the story of the un­cov­er­ing of a slave burial ground in Cape Town and the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dig that fol­lows, in a city haunted by mem­o­ries of a dark past. Neo Muyanga: Muyanga is the 2017 NAF Fea­tured Artist. His per­for­mances in­clude Solid(t)ary – a sur­vey of the tra­di­tion of protest song in the global south, and Works for Trio by the Neo Muyanga Trio with An­dre Swartz, Peter Nd­lala and guest artist Msaki work­ing their way through some of the artist’s reper­toire. Sabamye noMendi, Cen­te­nary

celebration: con­cep­tu­alised by Mandla Mbothwe, is a mul­ti­me­dia in­ter­pre­ta­tion through song, dance, pic­tures and film of the sink­ing of the SS Mendi off the Isle of Wight in 1917, in which 600 black South African troops drowned.

MOVE­MENT: Buhle Ngaba and Shaun Oelf in What Re­mains.

PIC­TURES: YAZEED KAMALDIEN

STORY: Shaun Oelf and Denise New­man in What Re­mains.

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