‘The Ancient’

2017-05-03 06:02

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‘THE relationship between technology and humanity is one of dynamic mutual composition; what is at stake is nothing but the future of humanity’ - Bernard Stiegler.

This has been an inspiration behind the concept of the production, ‘The Ancient’. Constructed and directed by MA student Lungile Mncube.

‘The Ancient’ is a workshopped theatre production which examines how the physical body and the cyber body inform each other in contemporary storytelling.

This production invites us into the lives of couples whose relationship is influenced by technology. Moreover, ‘The Ancient’ looks at how the body has been affected by the change of technological communication, how the oral tradition of storytelling is becoming history, and the possible future influence of virtual reality.

‘The Ancient’ poses a big question on the future of humanity, and the relationships we build or destroy with technology.

The play will be showcased at the Hexagon Theatre on 4 and 5 May at 6pm.

Tickets are R40 and R25 for students, at the door.

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