TUT play explores rush-hour Dance of Death

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Dance of Death PosterDance of Death, presented by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film, explores tensions of daily rush-hour traffic commute.

Dance of Death, a play presented by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film, will explore the tensions, dynamics and humanity of the daily commute in urban rush-hour traffic – a “dance” that millions of people participate in every day.

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Dance of Death cast in rehearsal.
Dance of Death cast in rehearsal.

“This rhythmic group movement in time and space becomes a point where society is forced to unite and ‘dance’ together for a moment in time,” says Karina Lemmer, director and lecturer at the Department. “The collaborative piece examines the inner experience and outer dynamics of various characters, reflective of contemporary South Africa,” she adds.

Eight emerging writers contributed to the work, enabling a multilingual depiction that considers various points of view within a broader human experience. Physical and vocal performance elements, as well as music and other media are used to enable an accessible, relatable and entertaining audience experience, while reflecting on civil society in the contemporary South African context.

Dance of Death cast in rehearsal.
Dance of Death cast in rehearsal.

Dance of Death is performed by senior Drama students and features original music by composer, Franco Prinsloo.

Dance of Death will be performed at the Rostrum Theatre on TUT’s Arts Campus from 2 to 6 May 2017. Performances start at 19:00 with an additional performance on 6 May at 13:00. Tickets are R50 per person.

 

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