Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero
Time Out says
Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that events are still happening.
Part of Dance Umbrella, this rousing piece is performed by Vuyani Dance Theatre alongside a live a cappella South African quartet. Dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma (‘The Head and the Load’; ‘Tree’) plays Toloki, a character drawn from Zakes Mda’s novels ‘Cion’ and ‘Ways of Dying’. A paid mourner, his lamentations unfold to Ravel’s ‘Bolero’, here reinterpreted through stirring song and percussion.