The Market Theatre in collaboration with POPArt Theatre presents "The Fluidity of Resistance" an online festival devised (completely in isolation) by Kwasha Theatre Company with the first years from the Market Lab.
The theme speaks to the notion of social protest exploring how individuals and specific groups of people challenge current societal norms to own their life choices.
The Festival is available online from 18 - 27 September, with a new work profiled via our social media on specific days throughout the festival. All works can be accessed via the POPArt or Market Theatre websites. Book here to be sent the direct links & passwords.
Booking is not necessary... the gallery of work can be accessed directly through the following link : https://popartcentre.co.za/theatre/the-fluidity-of-resistance-online-festival/ . Please explore the work at leisure, as it is available online until 27 September.
Viewing the shows is free however we will kindly accept donations. Please donate on the following link : https://popartcentre.co.za/donate/
Featured works include:
A creative response to Proverbs 30: 20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman. She eats and wipes her mouth and says, I’ve done nothing wrong.” This piece aims to explore Black womanhood and sexuality inspired by texts from Ruined by Lynn Nottage and Eclipsed by Lori- Parks.
In a world that has always exploited female bodies through advertising because ‘sex sells’ Log (In) advocates the legitimacy of sex work by unpacking the tensions and imbalanced biases between sex worker and consumer. Unveiling the nature of sex work as it evolves into a more lucrative digital presence, this piece positions sex work within a narrative of autonomy and female empowerment.
Just for Gags
A comical response to our different realities since the beginning of lockdown. This piece is interested in looking at the various ways the everyday man has responded to the changes brought on by the pandemic through social media skits and gags using TikTok.
Book of Rebellations
"A radio play interpretation of Kgafela Oa Magogodi & Monageng Vice Motshabi's allegorical play; "Book of Rebellations". Using Afrofuturism as a departure point, this reinterpretation uses ten excerpts taken from the play to interrogate resistance, the collective vs. the individual and the spiritual journey that unwinds along the way."
SOLD : A Gothic Farce
A short art film following a male and female's - one obsessed with being "liked" by the online masses & his pursuit towards fame and the other a professionally trained unemployed actress - respective journeys before and after they consume a magic potion from a valuable source that grants them quick & easy access to a life of everlasting success. Little do they know, the consumption of this potion has dire consequences.
A young woman find herself at a crossroads , she must choose between her own happiness and pleasing her family. This short film takes us through her journey of self-discovery. No matter which way she turns, she will lose something precious.
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