An exploration of intergenerational memory and forgetting. This is how the forgetting begins : a child hears a song the adults of the daytime do not know. Because the adults do not know it, they tell a child she is singing it wrong. So, the child who can still hear the songs in The Great Symphony without needing to say the prayer, folds the song away, deep in the back of her throat.
This interactive meditation is an urgent search for the song folded in the throat of the child. Poets vangile gantsho and Toni Giselle Stuart, and filmmaker Vusumzi Ngxande present a 60-minute poetry and film performance, in the form of meditation, ritual and conversation. Working with the four elements, they explore our relationship to the past, asking, what must be remembered, to create new futures for us, especially in this moment of global uncertainty and change? The performance will include an interactive component.
** The content of this production is of a spiritual nature. If you feel that you might be triggered in any way, please ensure that you are in an environment that is safe and that you will have whatever assistance you will need to be able to come back safely.
Information for ticket holders
Thank you for joining us for this poetry meditation. forgetting. and memory has an interactive component to the show. To prepare for this, we ask you to create a safe meditation space, with the following:
a white candle
incense or impepho
a glass of water to drink and
something that grows or was found in the soil (if possible)
If you are able to, we suggest sitting on the floor. Put down a blanket, take off your shoes, get warm and comfortable.
Arrange the items in your meditation space, however you feel called to do so.
We would like to remind everyone that the content of this production is of a spiritual nature. Please move through the meditation at your own pace, prioritising your wellbeing at all times.