The Sun, the Moon and the Knife

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Based on Return Of The Moon:
Versions of the /Xam poems by Stephen Watson,
translated from the Bleek and Lloyd collection.

Conceived, adapted and directed by Mark Fleishman
Choreography Alfred Hinkel
Music Direction Heather Mac
Design Michael Mitchell
Lighting Paul Abrams
Performed by Dawn Langdown and the Jazzart Company

“One of the most challenging aspects of archaeology is to construct a past from what has survived onto the present, using analogies and models from the present but without simply reading the present back into the past, or, as some have said, merely presenting the past.” John Parkington (Professor of Archaeology, UCT)

The Sun, the Moon and the Knife is the archaeology of the /Xam in performance form.

An archaeology that also attempts to speak to our reality in the present.

““So, Medea wasn’t a flash in the creative pan, it was a significant beginning, a marriage of concept and process that is enriching our cross-over theatre repertory. …[The Sun, the Moon and the Knife] is a vividly articulate theatre piece which will be as effective in a community library as it will on a fancy stage.”
Adrienne Sichel, The Star Tonight!

(Magnet Theatre/Jazzart Dance Theatre) Nico Arena, Cape Town.