PHOTOS FROM Red Earth Revisited, a Dutch/South African collaboration by Saskia Janse
Red Earth Revisited is a collaboration of the Netherlands Speeltheater, and Macebo Mavuso of South Africa. Read Saskia Janse’s fascinating article on page 33 of Puppetry International #41.
The production recreated the legendary story from South Africa, about Nongqawuse, a young Xhosa girl who prophesied that the Xhosa would be rid of their enemies if they killed their cattle and burned their grain.
A migratory stork is the narrator in this vibrant revisiting of the story to determine if she really was the cause of the disaster that ensued.