The 11th edition of the Afrovibes festival will take place from 8 untill 11 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.



 
The 11th edition of the Afrovibes festival will take place from 8 untill 11 October 2014 in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

This year, the festival has as its theme 'New Heroes and Icons'. Who are the heroes of yesteryear and who are our new heroes? Pioneers as well as established talent in theatre, dance, design and music from South Africa, Mozambique and the Netherlands show us a variety of contemporary urban dance, theatre and music productions during the festival.

Expect fresh and sizzling theatre from our favorite continent. As well as new artists too watch; DJ's and bands, nightlife, debate, after talks and exhibitions. Come and 'Experience young urban Africa'.

Highlights of the festival:

"Biko's Quest" - A dance performance by the dance company Jazzart from Cape Town. Inspired by the photo exhibition The Quest for a True Humanity of the Steve Biko Foundation. This production paints a portrait of the life and death of Steve Biko and takes the audience on a thought-provoking and emotional journey through dance, theater and storytelling.

"Uncles & Angels" - A breathtaking interaction between dance and live video images of a cultural ceremony around virginity in South Africa. "Nelisiwe Xaba grabs your first embarrassed laugh and freezes it on your face in this brilliant study on virginity" Artlink.co.za

"The Revivalists" - Eight young artists from the Netherlands, England and South Africa sample extracts from well-known classic theatre texts The Bacchae, Othello, Mary Stuart, The Cherry Orchard and An Enemy of the People to explore the right to claim one's own identity."Who am I?" "Who do you think I am?"

Rainbow Scars - A new play of South Africa's playwright Mike van Graan about the complexity of multicultural relations in contemporary South Africa. Told with humor and tension. "Mike van Graan remains one of the country's most brilliantly incisive playwrights with an ability to capture the essence of the South African psyche. ..." - Artlink South Africa

Check out the entire program here: bit.ly/1p9Z0lF
 
 

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