Amaqhawe is a dance performance by choreographer Mzo Gasa with dancers from Cape Town’s Sibonelo Dance Project about memories, resistance and hope. Amaqhawe means ‘heroes’ in isiZulu and is about the resilience and persistence of South African youth to realize their dreams. It’s a provocative performance about the struggle of young people speaking up about their future, affordable education and an equal society. It raises the question: how far are we willing to fight for what we stand for? Amaqhawe is a call for solidarity and persistence.
Duration: +/- 60 minutes.
Afrovibes festival brings for the sixteenth edition (and sixth time in the Maaspodium) young pioneers and established talent in theater, dance, music and design from Africa to the Netherlands. Afrovibes shows the dynamic cultural life of urban Africa and connects this with Dutch artists and the public. The festival is from 3 to 13 October in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October the festival is in the Maaspodium.
Speak Truth to Power
This year’s festival theme is Speak Truth to Power. Our current world has an abundance of information. With the growth of unfiltered (online) information sources, the question arises as to which information is true and which is not. Has the concept of truth become an illusion in a world where “fake news” and manipulated facts drown out reality and reinforce existing stereotypes?
Tree without roots (7:30 pm) and Amaqhawe (8:30 pm)> click here
By: Sibonelo Dance Project
Choreography: Mzokuthula Gasa
Dancers: Nkemiseng Khena, Nkosinathi Mngomezulu, Lusanda Dayimani, Nomfundo Hlongwa, Thembekile Komani, Vuyokazi Vusani, Lwandiso Ntsume, Sive Gaika