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Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero (Pitch Project)
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Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero (Pitch Project)
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Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero (Pitch Project)
1 Helen Joseph Street
Gauteng 2000  South Africa
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+27 (71) 2616625 (Phone)
  Vuyani Dance Theatre and Market Theatre
  Siya Dokoda
  Production and Marketing Manager
Project Information
  Vuyani Dance Theatre and Market Theatre
  South Africa
  Maqoma is drawn to Zakes Mda’s character “Toloki” a professional mourner from his beloved Ways of Dying as he further uncovers in his book Cion, a story of the runaway slaves. Toloki rediscovers death in a modern context, inspired by universal events that lead to death, not as a natural phenomenon but by decisions of others over the other. The universe of greed, power; religion has led us to be professional mourners who transform the horror of death and the pain of mourning into a narrative that questions what seems to be normalised and far more brutal in how we experience death and immigration. This work is a lament, a requiem required to awaken us, the connection to the departed souls.
  70 minutes (no intermission)
  25 May 2017
  Market Theatre, Johannesburg
  $14,100 per show
  Touring Opportunities and Representation
  New York 2018 ISPA Congress