Voyager – Enra

<An Odyssey of Our Existence in 90 Minutes> In the chaos of a universe born from the big bang, a planet took form. This planet became like a mother to all manner of life that teemed and thrived on her surface. On this world humanity came into being, eventually stood on two legs, fashioned wings out of longing for the sky, and went on to depart the land of its birth, setting out for the vast reaches of space. This is the journey of life as we know it. <Introduction> Representing a new artistic challenge for enra, VOYAGER is a concept show in which each piece is interconnected. Enra’s productions up to this point have been presented in an omnibus-style arrangement of different pieces, but from its very first stages of planning VOYAGER has been composed as a cohesive production with minute attention to the details of each aspect of its interpretation. As the title VOYAGER suggests, the story is a journey into the limitless reaches of space, a theme to which enra only alluded in the last production PROXIMA but now endeavors to realize more beautifully and expressively than ever before.

 

The Very Big Comedy Show – Rob van Vuuren

Rob van Vuuren hosts Lindy Johnson, Alan Committie, Kagiso Lediga, Robby Collins and Tumi Morake in a frank and hilarious conversation about the worst gigs they have ever had to endure. A rare and side splitting peek behind the scenes and into the not so glamorous reality of a comedians not so finest moments.

 

Ukuhlolwa kwePhupha – Hlumela Matika

A surreal experience of isolation has seen a vast population turn online to cyber realities. The personal is public and public personal. Through performance we explore the personification of this experience, looking at how a single space can exist in all three landscapes, online, in real-time, and in a dream.

Artists & Director: Hlumela Matika
Assistant Director: Nomzamo Kula
Videographer & Editor: Jean Du Toit
Special Thanks To:
Wezandla African Craft Traders
Colonial Antiques
Mongoose BnB

The Shopping Dead

The Shopping Dead is a theatrical play designed specifically for WhatsApp. With theatres closed and the world confined to their houses, Faye Kabali-Kagwa sought to produce a theatrical project takes place where many people are most active – their phones. Blue Ticked is a theatrical project that utilises WhatsApp as its main stage. The audience act as vouyeurs as narratives unfold before their eyes over the course of 45 minutes. Rather than employ physical bodies these plays allow for the virtual world to be brought to life as text, voice notes, GIFS, memes, and pictures. Together with a young, black, womxn team The Shopping Dead aims to be the first in a range of WhatsApp theatre productions that are accessible for both audience and theatremaker.

Producer – Faye Kabali-Kagwa
Coordinator and Marketing – Tshegofatso Mabutla
Written by Ncumisa Ndimeni
Directed by Lesego Chauke

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

Future Nostalgia Sound System – Future Nostalgia

Future Nostalgia’s dream scene is a world where music listening happens; art is celebrated and knowledge is shared. Through the use of vinyl/records, we shape-shift DJ mixes into podcasts, that explore our heritage. Through this process, we explore new ways of listening. We also work in the realm of creating and exhibiting artworks and forms of writing and arts journalism. Through sound we explore untold stories. We invite you to join our community gathering virtually on selections and topics including Black Music in South Africa and Decolonisation, Islam and North African music, Futurism, Beats and Global Soundsystems. Through regular events over the past seven years in Cape Town, we have aimed to create safe spaces not only for black artists but for black audiences as well. We operate on the tagline ‘For Selectors, Collectors, Deejays and Diggers’ celebrating the universal love for music and creating spaces to gather in the spirit of community. Our illustrations, paintings and designs echo album covers and posters throughout history, especially those in response to social issues. Our work also pays homage to musical figures, activists and artists throughout time.

Atiyyah Khan – Curation / DJ/ Organiser / Journalist
Grant Jurius – Curation/ DJ/ Organiser/ Artist