Theatre for Africa

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Founded by Nicholas Ellenbogen in 198*. A company focussing on eco-issues and utilizing mime, mimetic sounds, minimalist costuming and stage settings. The performers are expected to be multi-skilled and are trained in improvisational techniques to develop texts. Well known company members over the years have been Ellis Pearson, Jonathan?* Grealy, Bheki Mkhwane, *. Their most prominent works have been Horn of Sorrow (1989), Elephant of Africa (1992) and Guardians of Eden (1996), Spirit of the Lake (1997). By 1999 there were * companies, distributed throughout Southern Africa, *. Theatre for Africa: Nicholas Ellenbogen’s initiative. They presented Raiders of the Lost Aardvark at the Wits University Theatre in 1991. They presented Cinderella at the Wits University Theatre in 1991. They presented Kwamanzi and Elephant of Africa at the Wits Theatre in 1992. ****


Percy Tucker, 1997

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