The Cosmic Egg – New Moon

Afrocyborg VR Collective presents New Moon in The Cosmic Egg. The Cosmic Egg is a Virtual Reality traditional dance theatre sci-fi musical film from Botswana. It is a story of an unusual ostrich egg hunt that takes the hunters through an unexpected journey from the past to a musical future. The story is told through Tswana, San and contemporary dances, traditional songs with some traditional instrumentation. There is original compositions and opera. It is narrated in Setswana by Dr Leloba Molema and subtitled in English. New Moon is a collective of artists directed by multi-media artist Moratiwa Molema. New Moon showcases include co-operate events, art gallery performance art, theatre festivals in Botswana and the last show was a performance at the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival in Soweto.

Music:
Cedric Ncube – Guitar, Musical director
Andrew Chinganga – Flute
Joseph Kahuma – Conga
Queen Botho Garekwe – Time Traveling Egg Blesser – Voice
Tebogo “Debbie with a T” Gaetsewe – Time Traveling Egg Blesser – Voice
Chedza Pilare – Time Traveling Egg Blesser – Voice
Studio recording:
Bakang ” Baks” Senekwane – Setinkani – composition
Thabiso “Virus” Tsholofelo – Segaba
Charles “Favi” Motsemme – Keyboard
Cedric Ncube – Guitar
Dance:
Mr Ostrich: Brian Mapii – choreography
Miss Ostrich: Bianca Setumbeko – choreography
Hunter 1: Kagiso “Checks” Mochebeswane
Hunter 2: Thabiso “Virus” Tsholofelo – traditional dance choreography
Hunter 3: Bakang “Baks” Senokwane
Village lady 1: Kealeboga Baraedi
Village lady 2: Gofaone Keakantse
Future dancer 1: Mothusi “Mizzy” Tikologo
Future dancer 2: Prince Phalalo – choreography
Futute dancer 3: Ndumiso Nyoni
Future dancer 4: Ditiro Kapeko

VR Camera, Offline edit, sound design, make-up – Shmerah Passchier
Online edit – Devan Lowery
Visual effects – Skhombuzo Dlomo
Voice over script, translation – Leloba Molema
Costume – Onkemetse Kehalotse
Logistics – Tricia Sello
Concept, director, artistic director – Moratiwa Molema