Constitution Hill presents Dance; Theatre and Poetry as part of this year’s festival.
Performances by the Nandocas emerging talent headlined by phenomenal Bonga Kwana.
The last 25 years has seen a shift in South African poetry from only the printed to being expressed within the live entertainment realm.An exciting genre has emerged as more poets engage with different mediums for “mass” consumption. From poetic musicals, slam competitions, poetry theatre productions and films to recitals with organic music accompaniment.
“When it comes to the broader dance industry in South Africa, Maqoma says he is excited because “we have so many voices and not everyone is singing the same tune. I’m seeing popular forms making their way into the mainstream theatrical spaces. Many art forms come to dance to find more inspiration. We see it in visual art, films, in theatre, spoken word, all of it. Dance is a haven for inspiration for different art forms.” Gregory Maqoma - founder of Vuyani Dance Company
Theatre has played a revolutionary role in South Africa as a form of protest, celebration and storytelling. It still holds that role within society - to allow the sharing of empathy, the sharing of perspective and the sharing of experiences.
The Creative Uprising Poetry Programme showcases the movers and shakers in the art.These are free physical performances at Constitution Hill with limited tickets available for the live event on Friday 28th and 29th September 2021