Dates: Thursday, 24th February 2022 to Friday, 25th February 2022
Times: 3 pm on Thursday, 6.30 pm on Friday
The acclaimed dance production We Are Still Marching by Moving into Dance will be staging two performances in Makhanda, in the Guy Butler Theatre at the 1820 Settlers Monument.
We Are Still Marching (55 minutes in duration) is a magnificent celebration of women, their lives and their commitment and promises an exciting, unforgettable experience for all lovers of dance.
The piece explores the struggles women face 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 campaigns: #FeesMustFall, #metoo and #thetotalshutdown, plus the fact that even 24 years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, the struggle continues, and women are still marching.
Choreographer Motau says, “The work also honours stalwarts of the women’s struggle such as Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Sophia Williams-de Bruyn, Motlalepula Chabaku, Bertha Gxowa and Albertina Sisulu, who led the 1956 march of 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the apartheid government requiring Black women to carry passbooks as part of the pass laws.”
NB: The shows will not be ticketed. Instead, there will be a donation box at the door. All donations will go to the Sophumelela Youth Development Programme.
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Moving into Dance
Moving into Dance was born in the cruel turbulence of 1978 Apartheid South Africa. It was an artistic response by Sylvia Glasser to the destructive policy of separateness. The vision was to draw on the creative capacity of the human spirit to connect, revitalize, and transcend—dance as an antidote to division.
Free Workshops will be held at The Box at the Rhodes Theatre complex on Thursday 24th at 9 am – 10 am and on Friday 25th February from 9 am – 10.30 am.
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