A feast for the eyes
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.
STORY: Shaun Oelf and Denise Newman in What Remains.