Ingcwaba Lendoda Lise Cankwe Ndlela

818Faniswa

Directed by: Mandla Mbothwe
Choreography: Xolani Rani
Choral direction: Nolufefe Mtswabe

With Faniswa Yisa and trainees from the Magnet Theatre full-time training programme.

A stirring, vibrant multimedia work produced by one of the country’s top performance companies.

On the long road of life we are all searching for somewhere to belong. We will still be searching when we die. Home – the concept and the location – is central in African cultures. It is associated with the fall of the umbilical cord, the grave, history, clans, and ancestors. Without a home you are not fixed, you are not protected, you are just like the wind.

Drawing inspiration from African traditions and urban rituals, ‘ingcwaba lendoda’ explores the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual dislocation of young black South Africans whose origins lie a long way down the N2 in the Eastern Cape.