A conviction to distil bold ideas and an insatiable drive to create are some of the qualities that make Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana two dynamic young theatre makers to watch. Their mission is to make work that has an immediate impact yet also has an influence that will echo into the future. Their daring aesthetics and the poignancy of their work leaves audiences moved. The theatre-making duo is the force behind Tswalo, one of the most talked-about productions of 2017-2018. The play won the Cape Town Fringe Fresh Performer and Creative Award and earned an Ovation Award at the 2018 National Arts Festival. Fusing poetry with physical theatre, Tswalo examines concepts such as time, history, memory, existence and creation through mythical and mystical prisms. Employing a collision of the metaphysical and the real, it reflects on what imbues and governs life, with themes of love, intuition, power and politics peppered throughout the performance. Written and performed by Langa and ...

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