IRhanga (Township Alleyways)

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iRhanga (Township Alleyways) is a series of intersecting performance art works, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa (1984-)

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The idea for the performance was part of Mbongwa's masters assignment and examined the complexities of black life and black lived experiences in South Africa and Cape Town.

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Performance history in South Africa

2017: A first version of this exploration of iRhanga (township alleyway) as a public space was performed as an experimental performative piece called kuDanger! on Sunday 26 February. It explored by imaging what a free black child looks like.

2018: Performed as a series of presentations under the title iRhanga (Township Alleyways) in central Cape Town under the auspices of the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) and as part of the Live Art Network Africa (LANA) "Love of Live Art" project, the performances started in Government avenue, just outside the Hiddingh campus of the University of Cape Town, then moved through The Company Gardens and to end up at in front of the Iziko Slave Lodge. Performers in the various acts included Luhle Macanda, Jelili Atiku, Lukhanyiso Skosana and Luthabo Maduna.


"Bringing live theatre to the inner city", Cape Times Thursday 15, 2018: p. 6.

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