Choreographed and by Mamela Nyamza. Assistant director : Hannah Loewenthal
Nyamza considers what happens when that quiet crying inside becomes sound, when that 'private' becomes 'public', when others find their own cries in you. Considering private/public experience, she suggests that where we are as a country, is in a state of Isingqala (an isiXhosa word meaning sorrow); and that we are crying inside; in constant 'recovery' or 'aftermath'of our shared and very different histories. Nyamza explains, "We seem to say the same things, as for the same things, we seem to cry for the same things and yet we seem not to understand one another", and thus attempts to give credence to this shared and separate state of being, by expresing it through a movement and sound experience".
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The score comprises voices and the sound of African bodeis. The dark is punctuated by a woman (Nyamza dressed in a shiny grey man's suite with tie) screaming and running. With dry sobs, her back to the audience, she sings a Xhosa song as money racks the knuckles of her power, war, poverty and corruption begin spinning.
Adrienne Sichel, << Confronting Africa's realities>>, IOL (group of independent newspapers in SA)