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Threads At The Playhouse Company

11.08.2011

The Playhouse Company has given us 20 tickets to Threads, the widely acclaimed dance drama starring celebrity poet Lebo Mashile, showing in Durban this weekend at The Playhouse Company. That’s 10 double tickets! To win either comment on this post with your email address or write on Mahala’s Facebook page. Tell us that you’d like to attend and we’ll hook you up with a set of tickets for opening night.

The 15th South African Women’s Arts Festival in Durban reaches a climax this
weekend with three performances of Threads, Moving Into Dance’s
award-winning dance drama, starring Lebo Mashile, the acclaimed poet,
actress and TV presenter, and seven dancers.

Presented by The Playhouse Company in the Drama Theatre tomorrow (Friday 12
August 2011), at 10am (for schools) and 7.30pm, Threads will have a final
performance on Saturday 13 August at 2.30pm.

A spellbinding piece that integrates poetry, dance, and design with a
performance space criss-crossed by strings and rope and images of weaving or
threading, Threads speaks of the way we negotiate the real and the imagined,
the past and the present.

The production deals with relationships and cultural and artistic identity.
It does this communicating across boundaries of class, culture, gender, and
age group. This cross cultural and cross generational artistic collaboration
between legendary choreographer and cultural activist Sylvia ‘Magogo’
Glasser and Lego Mashile, one of South Africa’s most celebrated literary
voices, can be thought of as a verbal dance or a physical poem.

Mashile created new poems for this collaboration, which was staged at the
State Theatre in 2009, and three appear in her publication Flying Above the
Sky. The Moving Into Dance Mophatong production is performed by Lebo
Mashile, Muzi Shili, Faith Maseko, Thabo Rapoo, Thulane Chauke, Thandi
Tshabalala, Itumeleng Hlapane and Thembakile Setiabi.

Moving Into Dance is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust
Fund, National Arts Council and Rand Merchant Bank

Tickets for the two public performances of Threads at R50 can be booked
through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or through the Playhouse Box Office on
031-369 9540.

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