HALF ART: Grahamstown guarantees astonishing moments

BD Live | Chris Thurman:

Spend long enough in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival and you’re guaranteed to discover something that is genuinely astonishing. In 2016, it happened to me a few hours before I left town, as the clock ticked towards a cold and windy midnight. There had already been lots to take in. There was Sold!, a meditation on the Herero-Nama genocide in former German South West Africa and its various afterlives, choreographed by Themba Mbuli (conclusion: some haunting tableaux and poignant provocations, undermined by occasional recourse to two common tendencies in contemporary dance — gesticulation and opacity)… Read more

Image: Lerato Shadi, Mosako Wa Nako: Erik Dettwile