Vuyani Dance Theatre celebrates Youth Month

Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) is back at the Apartheid Museum presenting ‘Somehow Delightful’ in celebration and commemoration of Youth Month.

‘Somehow Delightful’ is a site-specific performance at the Apartheid Museum on 10 and 11 June 2011. It was created in 2004 as a multidisciplinary work, directed and choreographed by Gregory Maqoma and premiered at the State Theatre in response to South African democracy and what this democracy means to the ordinary citizen. Given the youth struggle of June 16 1976, this work is set against a backdrop of the Apartheid Museum’s curated history. VDT’s trainees, junior company and senior company members will dive into the post-apartheid complexities and encouraged to embrace the cultural diversities of South Africa. In preparation for this performance Maqoma has brought in the expertise of two long-time collaborators; a renowned Theatre Director James Ngcobo and Nhlanhla Mahlangu (original cast member of ‘Somehow Delightful’ and the Musical Director). ‘Somehow Delightful’ is presented at the Apartheid Museum on10 June at 11am and 2pm, performances dedicated to schools, and on 11 June at 11am, a performance dedicated to community groups, and 11 June at 2pm, a performance dedicated to the general public. An age restriction of 10 is advised. Entrance is free for all performances. Vuyani Dance Theatre is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). VDT’s patrons are Judge Edwin Cameron, Advocate Pinky Mokgatla, and Consular Paul Mees For more information about Vuyani Dance Theatre call 011 838 7666 or visit the VDT website at www.vuyani.co.za Thami Makhanya – Marketing (VDT) – 082 214 8352-