Back by popular demand after a critically and publically acclaimed season in 2016 at the Playhouse, 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. It promises to be 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. The award-winning Playhouse Dance Residency scooped the Standard Bank Ovation Award and the Encore Award at the 2015/16 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown for its piece If the World Was Listening.
Tickets for the schools’ performances are R30 and can be booked by telephoning (031) 369 9407. Public performances will take place on 27 and 28 May. Tickets for the public performances are R60. Book at Computicket or at Checkers stores. For discounted block bookings call (031) 369 9407. Discounted parking available at the Royal Hotel parkade and Albany Hotel parkade.