Did We Dance: Ukutshona ko Mendi (The Sinking of the Mendi)



From: February 23, 2012 at 7:00pm
To: March 10, 2012 at 7:00pm

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One of the greatest tragedies in the history of the South African military will be brought to life when Did We Dance: Ukutshona ko Mendi (The Sinking of the Mendi) hits the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from February 23 to March 10, 2012.

A formidable creative team and eight-member cast has been assembled to recount the story of South African soldiers trapped on the SS Mendi as it sank in British waters during World War I in 1917. The script is based on the novel Black Valour by Norman Clothier.

Narrated through African elements, sounds and movements, Did We Dance: Ukutshona ko Mendi, is written by Lara Foot, directed by Mandla Mbothwe and developed by the company, and features Warona Seane, Bongo Nkani, Owen Manamela-Mogane, Thando Doni, Apollo Ntshoko, Bongile Mantsai, Mongezi Ncwadi and Xolani Ngesi.

The production sails into Cape Town following a highly successful premiere in King William’s Town, in October last year. It brings together a talented team that recreates moments from our history that speak of the bravery of the men.

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