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What Remains: A Play in One Act

Author :  Nadia Davids with notes on the choreography by Jay Pather

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  • Country South Africa
  • Publisher WITS University Press, South Africa
  • ISBN9781776142774
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Infoxxxvi, 48p.
  • Product Weight150 gms.
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What Remains is a fusion of text, dance and movement to tell a story about the unexpected uncovering of a slave burial ground in Cape Town, the archaeological dig that follows and a city haunted by the memory of slavery. When the bones emerge from the ground, everyone in the city - slave descendants, archaeologists, citizens, property developers - is forced to reckon with a history sometimes remembered, sometimes forgotten. Loosely based on the events at Prestwich Place, What Remains is a path between memory and magic, the uncanny and the known, waking and dreaming. Four figures - The Archaeologist, The Healer, The Dancer and The Student - move between bones and books, archives and madness, paintings and protest, as they struggle to reconcile the past with the now.

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