“Sabela is an African contemporary dance piece inspired by our names as human beings. What they mean to us, how they carry us and how we carry them as we journey in life. Sabela seeks to encourage consciousness of one’s rightful existence in the space of life no matter where you are or who you are… It seeks to reaffirm that in us lies an answer for why we are here. Sabela seeks to instill hope in the modern world by reminding people about the truth that might be placed like an unknown candle burning under their beds:
We ourselves – “the light of the world…” We ourselves – “the bread of life…” We ourselves – “the way, the truth and the life” – all reduced to ID Numbers, Student Numbers, Employee Numbers, Prison Numbers, Patient Numbers, Force Numbers, Military Service Numbers, Finger Prints, Bar Codes and Biometrics. “
Sabela seeks to encourage consciousness of one’s rightful existence in the space of life no matter where you are or who you are…
Painstakingly savoured this piece I even forgot my cellphone inside the Rhodes Theatre where the show was presented. I went back after 40minutes and luckily someone picked up my mobile and handed it over to the theatre staff – thank you whoever you are. Karma has your address expect eternal positive vibes from me to you wrapped in gratitude and appreciation. It was also a treat to see Phumlani Nyanga of Vuyani Dance Theatre performing. I am always low-key fan-boying over him whilst he is on stage delivering, such a talented dancer. If you take a closer look at the top of his feet, they are raw and bleeding. I only noticed that later on whilst editing the images. However, not even that could hold him back from a brilliant performance., they were not lying when they said it takes blood, sweat and tears.
Dancers: Thandazile Radebe, Phumlani Nyanga (Courtesy Of Vuyani Dance Theatre), Thabo Kobeli. Musicians: Matthew Mcfarlane and Tlale Makhene. Choreographer: Thandazile Radebe Dramaturg and Musical Director Nhlanhla Mahlangu. Lighting And Set Designer: Wilhelm Disbergen Costume And Prop Designer Noluthando Lobese Moropa Stage Manager Dimakatso Motholo Production Company Song And Dance Works