By Lungz Mathupha
Setting the stage ablaze with lights, music and movement, the latest stage production at the Soweto Theatre presents a fiery performance of local arts.
Titled Colour Me Human, this musical celebrates the evolution of humankind through dance and song, with a passionate and talented live band including drums, keys, flutes – it’s an extravagant spectacle to behold.
The musical genius behind the concept and choice of music is Steve Dyer, whose work is paired with direction by Makhaola Ndebele and choreography by Sonia Radebe.
As with most contemporary art, the allowance for personal interpretation can see you lose the storyline, but the strong presence of music in this particular piece, carries all the meaning you need to grasp.
The play runs till 30 May at R80 per ticket, giving way to the Savanna Newcomer Showcase. This comedic showcase takes places 31 May 2015 and features 20 up-and-coming comedians, as well as guest appearances by Deep Fried Man and Dillian Oliphant.
The same day will also see the curtains rise for the Sun Jazz at the theatre event, where SAMA-nominated jazz drummer Tumi Mogorosi is set to entertain.
If you haven’t ventured to one of Jozi’s liveliest townships lately (or ever *gasp*) the theatre should be your next point of call. Driving to and from is easy. It’s located right next to the Jabulani Shopping Centre – along all the main routes, and the ample parking space at the theatre is fully secured.
Make a note in your diary to pop into the theatre for an entertaining, and warm outing. You’re sure to learn something new.