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Saturday, May 4, 2019


It is said that when you are born in Africa, Africa is born in you. A continent of great promises, it is the place where we can be ourselves and the place where we can remake ourselves in the image of our dreams, Africa. It is a land full of rich culture, traditions, beliefs and hopes. Africa is our home.

This is the premise that underpins Ukuzinza, a vibrant Playhouse Company dance production created for the Playhouse Dance Residency which will run in the Playhouse Drama from May 23 to 26, 2019.

The brainchild of noted South African choreographer, Mzokuthula Gasa, Ukuzinza - meaning ‘rooted’ or ‘grounded’ in English - features a company of 10 dancers. The production marks something of a homecoming for Durban-born Gasa, who now lives in Cape Town, following a five-year stint working in England.

He is excited to be working with the Playhouse dancers on the new show, which has a running time of one hour. It will feature music composed by Elvis Sibeko among others, with lighting designed by Bamanye Yeko.

Ukuzinza runs in the Playhouse Drama Theatre from May 23 to 26, as part of The Playhouse Company’s 2019 New Stages Festival.

Tickets R80 (public performances) and R30 (schools performances on May 23 and 24 at 10h00). Show times on May 23, 24 & 25 at 19h30 and on May 26 at 15h00. There is an age restriction of 13 years. Booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at

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