Mandla Mlangeni

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All Who Pass

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1974: Eviction. An inner-city Cape Town neighbourhood is being forcibly cleared by the apartheid regime. A family spend their last night together in their District Six home.

2019: Restitution. A daughter returns to claim her inheritance and exorcise the ghosts of what took place there. A journey that will bring her back to a landscape of memories, past and present.

Amy Jeptha, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, explores displacement in her new play, All Who Pass. The work time-travels between a 1974 eviction and a 2019 restitution. This play was first developed during the Royal Court Theatre International Playwriting Residency with support from the British Council.

Written By: Amy Jephta
Music Composed By: Benjamin Jephta
Company: PaperJet

Directed by: Quanita Adams
Lighting Design: Jon Keevy
Costumes realised by: Leigh Bishop
With: Elton Landrew, Carmen Maarman, Jawaahier Petersen, Roberto Meyer and Iman Isaacs

Gabrielle Goliath – Art Exhibitions Opening

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Going Back to the Truth of Space – SBYA Kitty Phetla

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Choreographer: Kitty Phetla
Music composed and performed by: Nduduzo Makhathini
Producer: Lindsay McDonald

In a first in the history of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, the Young Artist for Dance, Kitty Phetla, joins forces with a previous winner for Jazz – Nduduzo Makhathini (2015) – in a brand-new production. Together, they offer a tribute to ‘the divine lineage of souls’ who occupy, inform and influence their spaces and their work. Going Back to the Truth of Space reveals a journal of religion, a practice of ritual, and a struggle for restoration between Phetla, a dancer, and Makhathini, as both artist and healer.

All Who Pass – Amy Jephta

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Written By: Amy Jephta
Music Composed By: Benjamin Jephta
Company: PaperJet
Directed by: Quanita Adams
Lighting Design: Jon Keevy
Costumes realised by: Leigh Bishop
With: Elton Landrew, Carmen Maarman, Jawaahier Petersen, Roberto Meyer and others

Amy Jeptha, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, explores displacement in her new play, All Who Pass. The work time-travels between a 1974 eviction and a 2019 restitution. This play was first developed during the Royal Court Theatre International Playwriting Residency with support from the British Council.

Udodana

UDODANA, a full-length dance theatre work by Standard Bank Young Artist Musa Hlatswayo, premiered at the 2018 National Arts Festival.

Indlulamthi

INDLULAMTHI is the isiXhosa word for a giraffe but, in direct translation, it also means ‘the ones who are taller than the trees’. I would like to use this image to celebrate the children of Grahamstown – The ones whom we see the streets every time we go to buy our tickets for shows; the ones we pass by on our way to our warm res beds, who stand in the biting cold to get a bit of our attention for a one rand coin.

Director and performer: Chuma Sopotela (SA)

STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTISTS 2018

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Thandi Ntuli (Jazz), Jemma Kahn (Theatre), Musa Hlatshwayo (Dance), Igsaan Adams (Visual Art), Guy Buttery (Music) and Chuma Sopotela (Peformance Art) are this year’s winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.