The Market Theatre could not turn 40 years old without striving to set new heights in theatrical creativity. This February it has come together for the first time with Moving Into Dance to create a new piece fusing different genres of art including music and dance. ‘In My End, Is My Beginning’ is a story about homeless people that explores their interaction with other ordinary people. It highlights the obstacles that they encounter in their life in the streets, and attempts to shine a light on their plight as they aspire to rise above their circumstances. Through movement and music audience members will be taken into a world we very seldom put ourselves in.
The play deals with dignity and giving humanity to homeless people. It puts a human face on their problems, and creates a sense of acknowledgement from the world that they exist, even if that unsettles the privileged.
This multi-disciplined production will run for a limited season from February 18 to 28, at the Laager Theatre at the Market. It is directed by award-winning Sunnyboy Motau, mentored by Mark Hawkins, with the lighting and set design by Wilhelm Disbergen.
Moving Into Dance is a trailblazing, nationally acclaimed dance company and an accredited training organisation. It has produced a multitude of award-winning dancers, choreographers, arts administrators and teachers throughout South Africa and internationally.
The production was made possible by the Department of Arts and Culture Incubation Programme, which supports a series of incubation programmes designed to boost the level of fresh young talent in the theatre industry and see more local content brought to the stage.
* Show times: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm.
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