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Meet Market : A new collaborative work

Integrating the Past into the Present

Created By:

Andrew Buckland, Athina Vahla, Ibrahim Quraishi & Lerato Shadi


Sat 13 at 11h30
Mon 15, Wed 17 and Fri 19 at 10h30 & 13h30
Tues 16 and Thurs 18 at 12h30 & 16h30
Sat 20 at 12h00

Production Manager:

Katy Streek

Production Assistant

Lamees Albertus


Church Square


30 Mins

Music Director

Kissangwa Mbouta


Werner Marx, Thulani Cekiso, Michael Gresak, Alude Mahali, Sibusiso Maseko,
Andrea van Meygaarden, Mashudu Ramashotha, Daniel Robinson, and Andre Samuels

Performers from PANSA Storytelling Workshop:

Tarryn Saunders, Quintin Goliath, Sjaka Septembir, Andile Nebulane, Primrose Ulrwebi,
Pauline Aaron, Mbulelo Grootboom, Mbali Vilakazi, Edgar Whitley, Nobuhle Ketelo, Amy Jephta,
Themba Stewart, Tanya Chan-Sam, Jethro Louw

Dancers from Ilitha Dance Group:

Noon Mayibongwe, Narwele Nzondelelo, Innocent Nolumbini, Mcebini Tshambula,
Lucky Maphalana, Andile Catsha

Artists from Good Hope Art Studios

Mncedi  Bodlo, Adolf  Tega

On the square that was once home to rituals of the slave trade, a new rite is exercised. An infected wound is lanced, disinfected and then sealed to allow healing.

The procedure is not pretty; it concerns dis-ease. The active disinfecting agent is a radical swing between the opposing dynamics of the violent and the funny, the extraordinary and the mundane … stillness in the midst of vigorous movement. The putrefaction of centuries of denial and shame requires removal. It is painful and yet, strangely, it provokes laughter: both are necessary for complete healing.

Summoning the conflicting memories and the fragmented histories of the people of Cape Town to Church Square, this ritual weaves one story from many truths.

The following generous funding was provided for the participation of these artists in the ITC residency by:

British Council and the Consulate of Greece in Cape Town – Athina Vahla.
Theatre Institute of the Netherlands (the SA-NL INTERACTIONS project) and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands – Ibrahim Quraishi.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism funded the performers from PANSA Storytelling Workshop


Andrew Buckland

Andrew Buckland

Since 1981, Andrew Buckland has produced original theatre work of a consistently high standard, which is seen to be at the forefront of theatre development in South Africa. Employing a dynamic and exciting combination of visual comedy, sophisticated political satire, clowning, physical theatre, mime and an explosive performance style, the works of Andrew Buckland have become synonymous w read more...

Athina Vahla

Athina Vahla

Athina Vahla- Greek citizen living in London, UK Athina Vahla is a London-based independent artist and teacher. Originally from Greece, having  won the Greek National Choreographic Award, she took up residence in London. Athina was awarded two scholarships to further her dance studies at the Laban School where she received the Bonnie Bird Choreography Award in 1994, before undertak read more...

Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim Quraishi

Ibrahim Quraishi belongs to a new generation of conceptual artists who are challenging our understanding of visual performance and its relationship to the broader cultural perspective. Quraishi was one of the recipients of the first Ö1 Prix Jardin d’Europe Prize in 2008 for his Installation Islamic Violins at Kunsthalle. His work consciously examines the dynamics of "migration", dispo read more...

Lerato Shadi

Lerato Shadi

Lerato Shadi is a South African visual/performance artist and currently lives and works in Johannesburg. She holds a BFA from the University of Johannesburg and  has exhibited extensively over the past two years. Her solo video exhibition Aboleleng and Hema showed in the Side Gallery at Michael Stevenson in Cape Town and in the Project Room at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2007. read more...

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