As an introduction, Kentridge himself is on stage with his lecture-performance Defence of the Less Good Idea, an ode to daring to deviate from an initial idea and embracing the moment.
This lecture is followed by Blind Mass Orchestra. Accompanied by South African and Dutch musicians, they play a composition by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga. It consists of freely interpretable instructions for both the players and audience.
The programme ends with Gregory Maqoma and Nhlanhla Mahlangu’s Requiem Request, which combines the South African isicathamiya choir Phuphuma Love Minus with dancers Thulani Chauke and Xolisile Bongwana in a music and dance performance based on Ravel’s Bolero.
performed by William Kentridge video editing Zana Marović lightning Wesley France
Blind Mass Orchestra:
direction, composition Chole Kulcha Harp analogue synthesizer, electronics João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga performers t.b.c. video artworks João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga, William Kentridge, Janus Fouché, Zana Marović lightning Wesley France
directionGregory Maqoma, Nhlanhla Mahlangu performed by Thulani Chauke (dance), Xolisile Bongwana (dance), Phuphuma Love Minus: Nhlanhla Mahlangu (direction ), Mhlakazeni Myeza, Patrick Majozi, Mqapheleni Ngidi , Siyabonga Majozi , Siphesihle Ngidi, Mbongeleni Mafutha Ngidi, Lucky Inunuyamanzi Khumalo, Wiseman Nkusheshe Mthembu, Jabulani Tshitshelimithi Mchunu, Celimpilo Mkaba Ngudi lightning Wesley France