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Royal Arts Town Amphitheatre The Royal Hotel, 33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel

Active word artist Donker Jonker and RATA Director Mark Graham-Wilson, who collaborated on Jonker’s previous works KOPKAMER and WAT AS EK EK WAS, created this piece for Solo Studios 2020 where it had its debut performance in Short Street. A fascinating character from the future (or is it the past?) crash lands in the Riebeek Valley. Once he has figured out where he is, he starts to examine both the topography of the area and the beings which inhabit it. Through an interwoven text of richly imaged poetry and prose, Jonker takes his audience on a fascinating and sometimes confrontational journey back in time to when the Valley was inhabited by the Khoi and San peoples. Vibrant, visually and aurally stimulating theatre in the intimately recreated setting of the amphitheatre as you have not seen it used before.
Note that the production is less than half an hour long and begins at the earlier time of 19h30, allowing plenty of time for dinner afterwards. Language: AFRIKAANS

R80

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Royal Arts Town Amphitheatre The Royal Hotel, 33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel

Active word artist Donker Jonker and RATA Director Mark Graham-Wilson, who collaborated on Jonker’s previous works KOPKAMER and WAT AS EK EK WAS, created this piece for Solo Studios 2020 where it had its debut performance in Short Street. A fascinating character from the future (or is it the past?) crash lands in the Riebeek Valley. Once he has figured out where he is, he starts to examine both the topography of the area and the beings which inhabit it. Through an interwoven text of richly imaged poetry and prose, Donker Jonker takes his audience on a fascinating and sometimes confrontational journey back in time to when the Valley was inhabited by the Khoi and San peoples. Vibrant, visually and aurally stimulating theatre in the intimately recreated setting of the amphitheatre as you have not seen it used before. Note that the production is less than half an hour long and begins at the earlier time of 19h30, allowing plenty of time for dinner afterwards.
Language: AFRIKAANS

R80

VASLAV

Royal Arts Town Amphitheatre The Royal Hotel, 33 Main Street, Riebeek Kasteel

Award winning actor, singer and pianist, Godfrey Johnson delivers an astonishing performance, seamlessly piloting his audiences across the vast plains of a Europe at war with itself, as experienced by the one man to have ever caused a riot through dancing: the elusive icon of both the Imperial Russian ballet and the Western avant-garde, Vaslav Nijinsky. VASLAV’ is an extreme portrait of our humanity, drawing much from the diaries Nijinsky kept over the six weeks of his treatment in a mental asylum, being one of the first individuals to have received the psychiatric diagnosis of schizophrenia. A rare document revealing the fragile borders that define our sanity, ‘Vaslav’ marries the dancer and the mental patient with the social and cultural upheavals of a world struggling with its own borders.

R120