SAWAF 2016: We Are Still marching

Women's March

Date: 11-13 August 2016
Venue: Drama Theatre
Ticket Price: R80.00, schools – R30.00
11/08: 09h30 & 12h00
12/08: 09h30 & 19h30
13/08: 14h00


Opening on 11 August for three schools performances and two public ones is We are still marching, a brand new dance work commissioned by The Playhouse Company to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Women’s March on Parliament in 1956. Choreographed by Sunnyboy Motau of Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), the production will feature two award-winning dance companies: The Playhouse Dance Residency and MIDM. The piece explores the struggles faced by women in South Africa and neighbouring countries from the apartheid era until the present day. It is a reminder of incidents such as the Women’s March, the bus boycott and the recent mass #FeesMustFall campaign, and of the fact that even 22 years after the first democratic elections in South Africa, the struggle continues and women are still marching.

We are still marching is a wonderful celebration of women, their lives and their commitment, and promises an exciting, memorable experience for all lovers of dance. Motau was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2015, and a work he co-choreographed was named one of the top three works of the 2015 Dance Umbrella.

We are still marching will be staged for schools on 11 August at 09h30 and 12h00, and at 09h30 on 12 August. Tickets, at R30 per learner for the schools performances, can be obtained by contacting Dawn on (031) 369 9407. Public performances will take place on Friday 12 August at 19h30 and on Saturday 13 August at 14h30. Bookings, at R80 per ticket, can be made via Computicket.