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Event date: 2020-05-25 03:00 PM - 2020-06-13 08:00 PM Export event

Amawethu tells a human story that seeks to reclaim who we are as a people from our cultures and customs and corrects the distortions that pre-date the African slave trade that led many to believe that African spirituality had a demonic, pagan, uncivilized, barbaric and godless origin. The work features dancers, Tholakele Nkala, Steven Chauke, Phumlani Mndebele, Xolisile Bongwana, Julia Burnham, Kwazi Madlala, Thulisile Binda, and Sibonele Mchunu.

Sidiya comments on the motive behind the work: "Amawethu aims to create a system for the black child to appreciate and learn more about who he or she is. We seek to enact the wealth of character long lost in our customs and our way of life. I have a great fascination with the beauty of who and what we are. I am also inspired by people who came before me."

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