This musical play is inspired by the story of 437 miners who died on 21 January 1960, in Clydesdale in the Free State. The 437 miners were trapped 180 metres underground. Despite searches, the bodies of the miners were never found, and so their families never had the opportunity to bury them. The incident remains one of the biggest tragedies that has happened in the mining sector.
Through poetry, visuals and different dances, from gumboots to pantsula, these young black artists interpret the story to educate and entertain the audience about what happened that day.
DIRECTOR: KIDIBONE YVONNE MOTLHASEDI
CHOREOGRAPHER: FANYANE PETER NHLAPO
PERFORMED AT: EITINNE ROUSSEAU THEATRE 04, 05 OCTOBER 2019 (SASOLBURG FREE STATE), COALBROOK MINE SITE 21 JANUARY 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 AND MACUFE 11 OCTOBER 2019 (Special attendance by the MEC Maki Mahase and Thoko Nogabe)