A long time ago, stood a very old and very enchanted village. It was protected by the most powerful spirits of all…those of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. But it was also becoming a home to mysterious foreign people. They were not like us. They just took advantage of the village gifts, and their ways were different from ours. Iqhude we mama sekusile, amanzi awekho. Reminding us of who we are. It woke us up. It reminded us that we are the people of this earth and we are protected by the spirits of AIR, FIRE and WATER. It was a reawakening, a time to remember who we are – the people of the land.
A student devised production
Creative Director: Masedi Godfrey Manenye
Scripter: Kingdom Moshounyane
Dramaturge: Gift Marovatsanga
Music: Bhekani Buthelezi and Dr. Mfundo Ntaka
Production design: Lindelwa Phepu
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Masedi G. Manenye
This Artist-Scholar is a lecturer at the University of Zululand Creative Arts Department, Faculty of Arts division. He holds Baccalaureus Arts Master’s degree (Drama and Theatre) from the University of the Free State, specialising in Drama and Dance. He lectures movement and dance theories and practical and directing practical productions. He has more than 15 years experience in the arts.