KGANYA (Light) – Lulu Mlangeni

Life is a shroud under which a myriad of attributes thrive. For tangible probing mankind is grounded on fortitude. Religion, culture and symbolism form part of a philosophical platform from which both good and bad draw some sense of hope. The GOAL is light.

KGANYA is developed from making reference to beliefs and divine approaches that are functional to humanity’s existence. Although the work is stimulated by the Four Synoptic Gospels it is neither about the four gospels nor the teachings about the kingdom of God.

KGANYA narrative will be portrayed by four female performers including the choreographer Lulu Mlangeni. The use of spoken text to amplify the storyline will give context on religion; culture and symbolism.

KGANYA speaks about being hopeful and touches on compassion, forgiveness, hypocrisy, immortality, truth, love, sacrifice, betrayal, different languages and ways of communication. The assumption is that life is about staying alive and making it through by surviving in a world of scarcity and peril.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Ages: All ages
  • Release Date: July 10, 2021 15:00 - July 20, 2021 23:59

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Lulu Mlangeni
PERFORMERS: Ipeleng Merafe, Khaya Ndlovu, Lulu Mlangeni, Momo Matsunyane
CO-REHEARSAL DIRECTORS: Gladys Agulhas and Lesego van Niekerk
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Kokona Ribane and Joshua Steven Pietersen
TEXT WRITER: Momo Matsunyane
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Denis Hutchinson
SET DESIGNER: Oliver Hauser
TECHNICAL MANAGER: Alex Farmer
COSTUME AND WARDROBE DESIGNER: Tebogo Ribane
COSTUME ASSISTANT: Mbali Nkosi
CO-PRODUCTION: National Arts Festival and The Market Theatre
(Creation during residence at the Market Theatre)
The National Arts Council

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lulu Mlangeni is the Standard Bank Young Artist award winner in 2020. She is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Mlangeni’s practice incorporates a strong element of texture to the art of movement and has seen her perform on stages across the world. Her recent dance piece Confined is inspired by the life political stalwart Winnie Madikizela Mandela.