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Vuka! Vuka ! (Wake up!)

Press release

(dedicated to Sello Duiker)

Three years ago the exciting outdoor show Free Birds presented by Het Waterhuis from Rotterdam in the Netherlands toured South Africa.

This year a much larger and soul-stirring production, VUKA! VUKA! (WAKE UP!) will tour South Africa during June/July 2005 with Artistic Director Roel Twijnstra.

The outdoor multimedia show VUKA! VUKA!, a collaboration between artists from diverse cultures: South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain, is also a journey of discovery.

This time, the spectacular creation involves artists from different theatre groups (KZN, Limpopo, Gauteng), school children from the Topsy Foundation, soundscape producer Michael Banabila, and well-known musicians Pops Mahomed and McCoy Mrubata contributing to the music.

Capturing the lives of children in the streets is no mean feat: tens of thousands of children roam the streets of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape town and cities around the world. VUKA! VUKA! depicts the fusion of some of their stories and their harsh realities, survival systems and dreams. A group of them undertake a dramatic journey. Their dreams and their belief in a better world make them strong and less vulnerable to the real world out there. A world of animals and ancestors, fantasies, stories and tales drives them finally to their goal: broken, but fearless at the end of their journey.

Performance Venues
(Admission free)
Grootvlei (Mpumalanga)
Soweto (Jabavu)
National Arts FestivalGrahamstown
Johannesburg (Doornfontein)
Topsy Foundation
Oppenheimer Park
Victoria High School Hockey field
IH Harris School Sports Field
16,17& 19 June
22, 23, 24, 24, 25 & 26 June
30 June
01, 02 & 03 July
09,10,11,12,13,14,15& 16 July
17h30
17h30
17h30

17h30

We wish to thank the following co-sponsors of the VUKA! VUKA! production:
SA Dept of Arts & Culture, Pretoria; Arts, Culture and Heritage Services at the City of Johannesburg; Arts Alive International Festival; The Topsy Foundation; MES.
In The Netherlands: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague; the City of Rotterdam; NOVIB; Fonds voor Amateur Kunst & Podium Kunsten; Department of OC&W; Doen Foundation, The Hague. Management: Pim Broere Promotions cc.




LitNet: 02 June 2005

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