Theatre Minifest: Andrew Buckland's Voetsek!

2008-02-29 00:00

Is it possible to survive and indeed thrive in a land ravaged by war, famine and years of humanity's capacity for cruelty and fear?

Voetsek! tells a story of hope and humour amidst the horrors of a battle field. In a landscape of unthinkable and unspeakable cruelty and fear, a woman demonstrates the possibility of redemption and of love and hope for survival despite our worst excesses.

Gogo Voetsek, constantly on the move, carries an impossible and mysterious load, as well as an irrepressible sense of humour, a bucketful of streetwise guile and a vicious shin kick when called upon to defend herself.

With typically serious humour, and a uniquely physical performance style Andrew Buckland takes the audience on a fantastical journey fuelled by an intense love of story telling, a fascination for the magic of the theatrical experience and awe at the complexity and terrifying beauty of humanity.

Since 1980 Andrew Buckland has been creating new, envigorating and original theatre which has become recognized as being at the forefront of the development of a new and constantly growing South African theatre aesthetic. 2007 saw the creation of VOETSEK!, a new solo work by Buckland under the skilled direction of Janet Buckland, which collaboration was responsible for such works as The Ugly Noonoo, Between the Teeth, Bloodstream, Feedback, The Water Juggler, Noisy Walk, Fuse and Kiss My Boot.

Voetsek shows at the Hexagon Theatre Minifest at 6pm on 14 March and 6.30pm on March 15.

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