20 years on ... theatre, dance, music and culture from the new South Africa
Africa in Motion is proud to support the Afrovibes tour of live performance in Oct and Nov this year.
In 2014, Afrovibes Festival marks 20 years of the new South Africa: 20 years since the ending of apartheid and the beginning of democracy. Award-winning artists bring us music, theatre, dance, photography and film, reflecting upon what it is to be part of 21st century South Africa. It’ll be thought-provoking, reflective, turbulent, energetic, exhilarating.
And Afrovibes is so much more than just a show: at its heart there’s the Township Cafe, with free events, family workshops, debates, late-night music, pop-up performances, creative work by local artists - and enticing South African-themed food. Some of the local highlights are listed here, or visit the website for more. So drop by, hang out or take part, and belong - you'll believe that you really are thousands of miles from home!
‘In 1994 a new nation was born. Since then, our artists have shown the world that South Africa has stories to tell: stories that speak to the collective memory of who we are, that speak of life in South Africa today - stories that link us to the world.’ James Ngcobo - Artistic Director, Afrovibes.
Afrovibes 2014 is an event organised as part of the South African Season in the United Kingdom 2014 & 2015.
Afrovibes originated in the Netherlands, where it is now in its eleventh edition. Produced in the UK by UK Arts International, the festival launched in Britain in 2010 where it is presented biennially. Between 13 October and 8 November, Afrovibes 2014 is visiting a total of 17 venues in the UK. In the Netherlands from 8 to 12 October this year Afrovibes can be seen in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. More information at afrovibes.nl
Biko's Quest performed by Jazzart Dance Theatre