The Market Theatre could not turn 40 years old without striving to set new heights in theatrical creativity. This February it has come together for the first time with Moving Into Dance to create a new piece fusing different genres of art including music and dance.
In My End, Is My Beginning is a story about homeless people that explores their interaction with other ordinary people. It highlights the obstacles that they encounter in their life in the streets, and shines a light on their plight as they aspire to rise above their circumstances. Through movement and music, we are taken into a world we very seldom put ourselves in.
The play deals with dignity and giving humanity to homeless people. It puts a human face on their problems, and creates a sense of acknowledgement from the world that they exist, even if that unsettles the privileged.
This multi-disciplined production will run for a limited season from 18 – 28 February at the Market Theatre. It’s directed by award-winning Sunnyboy Motau, mentored by Mark Hawkins, with the lighting and set design by the acclaimed Wilhelm Disbergen.
Moving Into Dance is a trailblazing, nationally acclaimed dance company and an accredited training organisation. It has produced a multitude of award-winning dancers, choreographers, arts administrators and teachers throughout South Africa and internationally. Since its inception it has had a major impact on socio-cultural transformation as well as the economic empowerment of South African youth.
The production was made possible by the Department of Arts and Culture Incubation Programme, which supports a series of incubation programmes designed to boost the level of fresh young talent in the theatre industry and see more local content brought to the stage.
Mentee Choreographer: Sunnyboy Motau
Mentor Choreographer: Mark Hawkins
Lighting & Set Design: Wilhelm Disbergen
Sound Technician: Siyabonga Nkosi
Stage Manager: Thulani Mngomezulu
DAC Incubator Interns:
Production Manager Intern: Lerato Nthateng Makhele
Lighting Design Intern: Josias Masheane
Costume Design Intern: Thoriso Moseneke
Sound Design Intern: Kamogelo Malao
Stage Manager Intern: Zama Mkhize
Given Phumlani Mkhize as Dancer
Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala as Dancer/Singer
Jacques De Silva as Dancer
Matthew MacFarlane as Musician
Nosiphiwo Samente as Dancer
Shawn Mothupi as Dancer
Sonia Radebe as Dancer
Tshepi Mashego as Dancer/Singer
Season: 18 – 28 February 2016
Show times: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20:15 and Sundays at 15:15
To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641 ext 121. For normal bookings which come with an optional meal package see below: