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Sowhereto Africa (Relaxed Performance)
Thursday 12 September 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Phoenix Centre, Newton Dee Village
Thursday 12 September 2019
Njobo Productions (fka After Freedom Productions)
Suitable for all ages
Old and new beats meet performance poetry paying tribute to South Africa’s legends. Experience the sounds and rhythms of the South African street life, with its contagious energy and invigorating vibes, through an everyman’s daily journey. The production utilises live music, dance, street footage and performance poetry to tell stories and engage audiences with traditional and modern South African cultures.
Njobo Productions (FKA After Freedom Productions) are returning to Scotland after a successful run in the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Dance Base.
The Scotsman: ‘Njobo Productions creates works with a homespun, laidback feel that belies the hard graft that goes into them. Whether they’re slamming the floor with their feet, or slapping the side of their gumboots with their hands, the speed and precision creates an energy that floods the room.’
Fringe Review: ‘The cast performs continuously, fully invested in sharing their love of dance and their culture from South Africa. Changing pace and genre of dance movement these six dancers exchange glances, and grins break out into joyous smiles. They seem like family and exude wonder and awe in performing together. This transfers to the audience and you cannot help but smile.’
Three Weeks Edinburgh: ‘It brings something to the UK that you don’t see a lot of here. And you can’t deny the sheer energy and power of this performance – I was drawn in by the dancing, especially the gumboot, and these performers have RHYTHM.’
Audience Reviews: A really fun show. Very entertaining with some great dancing mixed in with humour. A great family show.
Under 16 / Full Time Education / Newton Dee Residents £6
Family (4 tickets, maximum 2 adults) £30
*(OAP, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)
Tickets will be available from the following outlets four weeks before the event:
Newton Dee Office
Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.