Enact Memory Archive

Told through moving bodies, ‘Enact: Memory Archive’ explores victim and perpetrator narratives that play out in South Africa. Two performers encounter each other with physical movements which unpack how we codify violence against womxn. This performance makes use of physical theatre, contact improvisation, and self-narrative to create a piece that explores what it looks like to hold trauma in the body.

The performance piece is in two parts.
Part one: Memory responds to social and cultural understandings of violence.
Part two: Archive, the performers use intentional movements exploring shame and the suppression of emotions in abusive relationships.

This performance hopes to highlight how healing and investigating our trauma is a never-ending task.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration (minutes): 17mins
  • Ages: 13
  • Release Date: July 10, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English



Direction and concept: Marcia Peschke
Performers: Marcia Peschke and Sithembiso Khali
Voice Over: Sindisiwe Nkabane

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Marcia Peschke



Direction, concept, and performer: Marcia Peschke
Marcia Peschke is a writer and movement artist whose work interacts with themes including identity, representation and womxnhood. Her creative practice allows for collaborative exchange, and is multidisciplinary, dabbling in poetry, circus arts, and dance. Marcia’s poetry has appeared in publications by the Los Angeles Poet Society Press and Chasing Dreams Publishing. She has written and conceptualised performances focused on community engagement and embodied movement. She has performed in and created work for the Red Eye Arts Festival, Project C Art Party at Rebel, and Rebel Live Action: Eco Art Festival.

Performer and collaborator: Sthe Khali
Sithembiso ‘Sthe Khali’ Khalishwayo is an actor, dancer, teacher, writer, photographer, videographer, choreographer, a published poet, a creative researcher and a facilitator who studied at the Wits School of Arts and Drama for Life majoring in Physical Theatre, Performance and Applied Drama; holding a Master’s Degree in Applied Drama. He was the student representative for both the Drama for Life’s Master’s Applied Drama and Master Drama Therapy students as well as the student representative chair for the Drama for Life Student Council in 2016. He is the recipient of The Pieter-Dirk Uys Theatre for Social Change Award for outstanding theatre for social change research by a postgraduate student. The Judge Edwin Cameron Theatre for Human Rights Award for outstanding Applied Drama Research in the field of Human Rights, winner of the 2015 Wits Photographic Competition and 2nd place recipient of the PEN Student Writing competition. He has created and or performed work for the NAF, Dance Umbrella, all DFL Festivals, the Young Artists Festival, My Body…My Space Festival in Mpumalanga for the past six years, the Maitisong Festival in Botswana for the past four years, the Afrovibes Festival in the Netherlands, ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity. For the past 13 years he has created work with students. In 2017 he was a lecturer at Drama for Life for Post Graduate Diploma in Arts students focusing on performance and has lectured second year Honors students in Reflective practice. He is the project manager of Drama for Life Beats radio show on Vowfm and curator of Drama for Life’s Rehearse//Reveal Festival, coordinator of the Sila Sikhona workshop sessions and is a member of the Drama for Life Theatre Company

His passion lies in the heART.