Gregory Maqoma

Festspielhaus Großer Saal

Broken Chord

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  1. Festspielhaus Großer Saal

    Die bemerkenswerte Geschichte des „African Choir“ als eindringliche Choreografie.

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EUR 45, 39, 34, 28, 12

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE
FESTSPIELHAUS COPRODUCTION

 

Dance/Vocal A group of South African singers took to sea by boat at the end of the 19th century in order to collect donations to build a school. Despite the tensions between South Africa and the colonial power Great Britain, the tour became a glorious success. 125 years later photographs of this “African Choir” have emerged that offer glimpses of how Africans were perceived in Victorian London. Using atmospheric sounds and both traditional Xhosa and contemporary styles of dance, Gregory Maqoma gives a voice to this remarkable story. This is a unique work about past and present issues concerning borders, migration and identity.

 

Gregory Maqoma concept, choreography and dance, Thuthuka Sibisi musical direction, Maxhosa Africa by Laduma Ngxokolo costumes, Gregory Maqoma, Xolisile Bongwana, Siphiwe Nkabinde, Zandile Hlatshwayo, Tshegofatso Khunwane & singers from St. Pölten and surroundings performance

 

A coproduction of Théâtre de La Ville – Paris, Grec Festival, Manchester International Festival, Weimar Festival, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Stanford Live at Stanford University, Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale and Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia.

 

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