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ITC2015 "Iqhiya Emnyama" by: Cindy Mkaza-Siboto

"Iqhiya Emnyama"
By: Cindy Mkaza-Siboto
Performed by: Cindy Mkaza-Siboto, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Khanyisile Mbongwa, Vuyokazi Ngemntu, Peggy Tunyiswa-Mongoato and Somila Angela Toyi; mentored by: Mamela Nyamza.

Thursday, 12 March 2015 between 8 and 9:30 pm
Friday, 13 March 2015 between 8 and 9:30 pm
As part of Programme D of the Infecting the City festival
Venue: South African National Gallery

Inspired by the aftermath of the Marikana tragedy, Iqhiya Emnyama (The Black Cloth) seeks to explore the deep anguish, loss and desperation of the families of these miners by focusing on the mourning experiences of the “Marikana widows”.
For black women, the deeply personal experience of loss often becomes a public one as their dress code marks them as mourners. By drawing attention to the relationship that develops between the mourner and the ‘qhiya emnyama’ (black cloth), the production attempts to memorialise the men who were killed and grieve with their families.

Cindy Mkaza-Siboto
Cindy Mkaza-Siboto obtained a BA Degree in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2006. She specialises in the areas of physical theatre, storytelling, acting and puppetry. Cindy has participated in previous Infecting The City Festivals as a performer, facilitator and producer (under UNIMA SA). In 2009 she co-created a one-woman theatre production for ITC, Inkosazana, with director with Leila Anderson. Inkosazana was also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2009), Theatre Arts Admin Season of Performances (2009) and at the Out the Box Festival (2010).

Artwork page:
http://infectingthecity.com/2015/artwork/iqhiya-emnyama

Artist page:
http://infectingthecity.com/2015/artist/cindy-mkaza-siboto/

ITC webpage:
http://infectingthecity.com/2015/festival/

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http://capetowndance.tumblr.com/tagged/MamelaNyamza

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