Abongile Kroza One-Handers Festival 2017
Makukhanye Art Room & Theatre4Change are hosting the inaugural Abongile Kroza One-Hander Festival in 2017 to honour the memory of Abongile, one of the founders of the Makukhanye Art Room. Seven productions from Cape Town will be included in the programme. What is missing is LEGAGA a dance piece created by Teresa Phuti dedicated to Themba Mbuli’s son who also died from a car accident in 2014. We need to raise R12 000 to bring this moving peice to the festival and we need your help.
About This Project
WHO WE ARE
As Theatre4Change Arts Project we have been creating and doing developmental events for Amateur and Professional Artists across South African Townships and we are still making an impact and growing every year.
THE ABONGILE KROZA ONE-HANDERS FESTIVAL
This year we are staging our first annual AKOF which is dedicated to the influential and hardworking artist Abongile Kroza who passed away on the 3rd August 2012 following a car accident in Macassar. We will be honouring his life through Theatre, Poetry, Music and Visual Art during the three-day festival from the 24th to the 26th March at the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha.
Teresa Phuti Mojela has created a new solo work crafted through collaborative effort, choreography and performance dedicated to Phuti’s late Godson Lindisa Mbuli the son of Themba Mbuli.Directed and mentored by award winning dancer and choreographer Shanell Winlock Pailman with music composed by Ntsika Fana Ngxanga and Phindo Ngxanga members of the popular Accapella Trio The Soil. The concept has been envisioned by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and dramaturge Billy Langa.
ARTISTIC STATEMENT AND CONCEPT
Mojela says , “ After being part of the artists in residency programme at the forgotten angle Theatre Collaborative at Ebhudlweni Arts Centre , I
found a platform, space and time to further interrogate my own voice.”
Sometimes to find ourselves we have to lock ourselves inside ourselves and come face to face with our own deepest fears. This piece is an exploration of memory, dreams and nightmares told through movement. This dance narrative takes us through the journey of a dancer who wakes up to find herself being a teenager and coming face to face with her younger self, her joys, laughter, nightmares and anxieties, of growing up – her recurring dreams of flying, darkness and dying.
The work is inspired by Phuti’s own personal journey as a performer and the complexities, difficulties, rejections and tragedies she had to face throughout her journey as a woman and as a dancer from childhood to adulthood.
WHAT WE NEED
Teresa is based in Gauteng and we need to cover her travel and accommodation costs to ensure that she is part of this festival.Every amount, no matter how big or small will be appreciated
Theatre4Change is an NPO based in Khayelitsha that provides arts and culture activities and mentorship programmes. We have hosted several successful arts festivals including AWAE ( Amazing Women Arts Event), Vuka Mandela Theatrical Magic and Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival.
Our team members are Mandisi Sindo, Mbulelo Grootboom, Zanele Radu, Asanda Rilityana and Khayalethu Anthony.
We are based at Makukhanye Art Room, the only shack theatre in South Africa and home to much of the artistic talent that thrives in Khayelitsha.