Friday, October 16, 2009

16 October - Arts, Culture & Environment - Partly God opens at Artscape tonight

In today’s show, we were joined by Jackie Manyaapelo – Artistic Director at Jazzart and Chuma Sopotela – Lead Actress in – in Partly God, a Jazzart Production. The production encompasses a landscape of reality and violence as well as a dreamscape, a magic space, where anything is possible. The narrative is seen through the spirit of a boy soldier who befriends a young man who is searching for his father. Their relationship is co-dependent and delicate and the boy finally offers a path to enlightenment. It opens at Artscape tonight. It’s directed by Lara Foot, choreographed by Alfred Hinkel, Ina Wichterich-Mogane, Ananda Fuchs, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, John Linden & Jackie Manyaapelo to music composed & performed by Neo Muyanga. It’s designed by Craig Leo. Tickets cost R60 or R30 for block booking of 20 tickets or more Book at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. This production will run till the 25th of October. For further information go to Jazzart’s website on www.jazzart.co.za
PICS by: Busi Mtabane

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mlu said...

Chuma, you were great on stage. Well done Jackie and your team on bringing us such an amazing show.

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