March 16 and 23 • 8:00 p.m.
March 17 and 24 • 3:00 p.m.
March 21 and 22 • 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Every seat: $15*
Siphiwe Nkosi, Director
Hlengiwe Lushaba, Concept
Vusi Mdoyi, Choreographer
Performed by Steven Faleni, Mandlenkosi Fanie, Vuyani Feni, Hlengiwe Lushaba, Vusi Mdoyi, Buru Mohlabane, Tshepo Nchabeleng, Siphiwe Nkosi, and Xolani Qwabe.
South Africa’s Via Katlehong Dance likes to mix things up. Originally formed through an outreach program for youth during the Apartheid era, Via Katlehong’s high-energy style is an energetic brew of Pantsula (street dance) and Gumboot (rhythmic physical percussion). Through constantly searching for new performance horizons, they have become a major player on the international stage. For their triumphant return to Peak Performances, this inventive American premiere is a cabaret like none you’ve every seen before. By combining the group’s powerhouse style with dynamite vocal performances of traditional folk music, a fresh and inventive look at modern South Africa is born.
Produced by Damien Valette Productions. Co-produced by Via Katlehong Dance, Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ), Théâtre national de Chaillot, and Scéne nationale d'Orléans. Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
*Undergraduate students at MSU receive one ticket at no additional charge to every event through the Performing Arts Fee. Tickets may be reserved at the Alexander Kasser Theater Box Office, with a valid student I.D.