Did you love the Friday night show at the 2019 Herman Charles Bosman Festival?
If you did, see here how you can help fund this project, and make sure more exciting and enriching collaborations like this one keep happening!
Bosman x Mhlongo: Our Dead are not Dead was made as the culmination of the first ever Bosman Theatre Residency. For as little as the cost of one beer, or a glass of coke, you can help make this show go further, and make sure more exciting projects like this one keep happening in the Groot Marico. Be a part of the magic - be a patron of the youth and the arts!
About the show:
We are, all of us, haunted. By the past, by our regrets, by secrets long kept and stories untold. And by ghosts, ghouls and chain-clanking spirits.
The first ever Bosman Residency brings together the most haunting works of Herman Charles Bosman with the mythical modernism of Niq Mhlongo to create a storytelling performance piece that thrills and chills - with a healthy dose of South African wit.
Working with oration, dance, chorus, music and shadow, we hope to bring the audience into a magical space where cyclists bike up blue-gum trees, dogs find their owners even after death, and where there is a phantom city right beneath our feet. By placing two of South Africa’s most incisive authors in dialogue with each other, we reach across the years and find that we’ve been haunted by the same ghosts all along.
The Bosman Residency is the first of its kind, and is presented by The Market Theatre Laboratory, the Bosman Literary Society, the Marico Drum Circle, Marimba Band and Drama for Change Club working in close collaboration with a group of playful poltergeists and professional pranksters to create a project that is integrated, immersive and multi-disciplinary. The project not only produces a performance piece for the annual festival, but also hosts multiple creative workshops with local Maricojaners and festival-goers, creating an atmosphere that is as warm and inviting as a bushveld camp-fire.
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