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Sunday, November 24, 2013


ScruffySession Productions in collaboration with Xtraordinaire Dance Company will present a rerun of Consenting Silence: Shanti Manjur for the festive period.

Written by Verne Munsamy and choreographed by Sashin Kandhai, this power-packed show returns for a second season to the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus, after a sold-out run and rave reviews in the Square Space Theatre. This time the production will appear in the Peter Scholtz Open Air Theatre.

Back by popular demand and described as “bigger and better” than the first season, Consenting Silence is geared to enthral audiences with its moving storyline and furious dance routines.

Blanketed by the glorious Durban night sky, this Bollywood epic deals with the story of Damini, a heroine in the struggle against rape and violent abuse. While set in India, the tragic storyline speaks a universal theme and asks that the struggle against such abuse become a united struggle.

As the journey through the events of the young heroine Damini's life struggles unfolds, it takes in her inner and outer conflict with her father, friends and love. It is her grandmother who provides ever-loving support.

Consenting Silence runs from November 26 to 28 and again from December 3 to 15 at 19h00. Tickets R80 (R60 students, scholars and pensioners). For bookings, interviews and enquiries contact 083 763 6292 or email between 08h30 and 17h00.

The artSMart review of the original season can be found at