Good vibes from South Africa drama and dance in Nottingham
Afrovibes—a “biennial festival of cutting-edge theatre, dance, music and spoken word from South Africa and beyond”—tours to Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre this week.
The first presentation was said to have been a success at the 2009 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.
The Market Theatre, Johannesburg will be staging And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses by Lesego Motsepe and Hlengiwe Lushaba tomorrow (Monday) and on Tuesday.
On Tuesday there will also be a creative choreographic workshop with Qudus Onikeku from Nigeria which is suitable for trained dancers.
Thursday brings a double dance bill of Inception, choreographed and performed by Sonia Radebe, and My Exile is in my Head, performed by Qudus Onikeku.
Thembi Mtshali-Jones will perform Mother to Mother, “powerful and profoundly moving theatre delivered with dignity, sensitivity and humour”, on Friday.
A post-show discussion will feature Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Giles Croft in conversation with Thembi Mtshali-Jones.
Full details are available at www.lakesidearts.org.uk.