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Afrovibes - Biko's Quest

Afrovibes - Biko's Quest


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 October, 7.30pm
  • RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes
  • AGE GROUP: 10+
  • TICKETS: £12
  • The Steve Biko Foundation in association with Artscape Theatre Centre & JazzArt present

    Afrovibes - Biko's Quest

    Memory - Identity - History - Emotion: these are the cornerstones of Biko’s Quest, a powerful large cast production.  JazzArt Dance Theatre Company´s interpretation of inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko’s story is a reflection on our humanity that reaches far beyond the racial context.

    The life, death and legacy of Biko, murdered at the hands of security police during the apartheid era in South Africa, are compellingly explored as the performers take the audience on a poignant and emotional journey through danced storytelling, often joyous, then dropping into the depths of tragedy.  “It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die” Steve Biko


    ‘This one’s a winner…powerful, thought-provoking, moving and unforgettable’  Cape Times


    Have a look at the trailer here:

    AFROVIBES FESTIVAL 2014 - Biko's Quest from UK ARTS on Vimeo.



    Please note

    A short dance piece will be presented as a curtain raiser to Biko's Quest


    Afrovibes Festival


    Afrovibes Festival, bringing some of the very best of South African arts to the UK and the Netherlands, makes a welcome return to the UK and the Albany this autumn.


    In 2014, the festival's biggest-ever programme celebrates 20 years of South African freedom: 20 years since the ending of apartheid and the beginning of democracy. The creativity of award-winning artists brings us music, drama, dance, photography and film, reflecting upon what it is to be part of 21st century South Africa. By turns it'll be thought-provoking, energetic, sad, fascinating, wonderful. With free events, family workshops and themed food served in the atmospheric Township Cafe, drop by, hang out and belong - you'll believe that you really are thousands of miles from home!