Mma Weee! is a dance production that seeks to raise awareness against the ongoing and increasing violence and abuse of children in South Africa. The work responds to the sky rise of horrific child abuse cases that are reported daily in South Africa. Inspired by the Nicholas Ninow (Dros Rapist) case, where a 7-year-old was raped a few meters away from her mother’s sight in a public bathroom. The production seeks to interrogate the state of mind of child sex abusers and furthermore questions whether, given widespread research, most abusers have themselves been abused previously and the permanent effects thereof? At the core of the piece is the question, who do we baby sit – children or abusive men?
Imvula Pula Dance Company
- Ticket Price: R20.00
- Duration: 20mins
- Age Recommendation: 8+
- Genre: Dance
- Language: n/a
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Choreographer: Paul Modjadji
Rehearsal Director: Megan Goliath
Dancers: Sandile Twala, Paul Modjadji, Megan Goliath, Kayleigh Goncalves, Mandla Mokoena, Lesego Baloyi, Steven Mokone.
Lighting Designer: Khosi Kiba
Costume Designer: Phindile Mahlangu
Videographer: Sibusiso Mahlangu
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Choreographer – Paul Modjadji
Paul Modjadji is a recipient of the Global Youth Leaders Award, from the Washington DC based Global Young Leaders Congress, for his contribution to the dance community. Paul began his dance career in 2002 when he earned a dance scholarship at Dansevaerkstedet Dance Foundation in Denmark. After completing a year with the dance academy he returned home to study Dance with the Tshwane University of Technology. Over the course of his career he has choreographed a number of films, theatre productions and television shows, notably, Hear Me Move film, Suurlemoen Musical, King Ina the Jungle Stage musical, The South African Sport Awards 2017, IBSA Summit in India, and the South African Year in China Closing Ceremony to mention a few. In September 2013, he was honored with a National Heritage Award in the category of youth advocacy by the National Heritage Council. Modjadji is a columnist for African Independent Magazine, sharing his thoughts on Africa’s development with more than 6 African countries where the publications is distributed. Modjadji is the founder of The Leaders Who Dare To Dream Foundation, and the brains behind the Pan African tour and summit Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative. Having toured more than 12 Countries with the project, Modjadji is presently in production phase of producing a documentary of his experience traveling across the continent and the diaspora.
Imvula pula Dance Company
Imvula Pula Dance Company is a movement company under the Imvula Pula Entertainment Umbrella. Having produced world-class works for over a decade Imvula Pula Dance Company has staged works that have reached millions of audiences through film, theatre, television, and live events. Also known as IPDC, Imvula Pula Dance Company is home to some of South Africa’s emerging and top dancers. IPDC has staged shows in countries such as Namibia, China, India and Jamaica.