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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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 and Choreography, Thuthuka Sibisi Concept, Music and Musical Direction, Shanell Winlock Pailman Dramaturgy, Oliver Hauser Technical Design, Nthuthuko Mbuyazi Sound Design, Maxhosa Africa by Laduma Ngxokolo Costume Design, Gregory Maqoma, Msizi Njapha, Lubabalo Velebhayi, Xolisile Bongwana, Zandile Hlatshwayo and singers from St. Pölten and the surrounding area Performance, Vuyani Dance Theater Production Management, Siyandiswa Dokoda Production, Mhlaba Buthelezi Assistant to Composer, Katleho Lekhula Movement Understudy, Nathi Mnisi Wardrome Assistant


A production by Gregory Maqoma Industries in co-production with Festival Grec – Barcelona, ​​​​Manchester International Festival, Théâtre de La Ville – Paris, Weimar Arts Festival (Nationaltheater), Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Festival Aperto / Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia, Stanford Live at Stanford University and Sadler's Wells.

Special Thanks to the Market Theatre Foundation, Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts (Vocal Arts) and Carlos Cansino Pérez.


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