The Playhouse Company honors women through Festival

The Playhouse Company presents a brand new dance work, Handbag - Don’t clutch me too tight… Featuring the award winning Playhouse Dance Residency and Flatfoot Dance Company, the production is based on the real-life tales of the ladies who live at The Association For The Aged (TAFTA).

In celebration of Women’s Month in August, The Playhouse Company will present its 21st South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).

The two-week festival runs from 10 to 19 August and features a host of award-winning dramas, like the Naledi Award winning productions Suddenly The Storm and Scorched.

Also on the programme is Handbag – Don’t clutch me too tight… a brand new dance work presented by The Playhouse Company under the helm of acclaimed choreographer David Gouldie. Under the theme “phenomenal woman” a range of free dialogues and workshops will be held in honour of South Africa’s women and their unique contributions to our communities. Free live music sets featuring the likes of Platform Jazz, Natalie Rungan, Heels Over Head, Luh Dlamani and more are also on the programme.

Key dialogue sessions have also been planned during the course of the festival which will see women from across age and cultural groups come together to engage and share their stories. One such dialogue will focus on younger women who are forging paths in their communities and who act as rolemodels to their peers.

Another, more health-focused discussion, will see the audience interact with leading female health practitioners on matters of holistic health of the mind and body.

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