03.02.24, 17:30 – 03.02.24, 18:00

"Le Mythe Submerge (The Myth Exceeds)" –  performance by Pule kaJanolintji, Richard Welch, Kit Kuksenok, Elisa Lemma

@ Toni-Areal, Orgelsaal, Ebene 7, Raum K06

“The myth submerges… is a dialogue between parents, children, and a large cavern of sound. It is a cave of myth that overwhelms reality. Physically, it is the oldest cave known in the world, located in the province from Mpumalanga in South Africa. In October 2023, we spent hours as co-conspirators, listening to what she has to say, and sometimes we respond. We call this emotional moment in the cave “Makhandzambili” which refers to the “Precursors” of this experience in the distant past. On stage for 45 minutes, we carry this experience with us on a journey of submersion into personal myths, in the way they intertwine with natural history – a bricolage of panlingual expressions coming from inside the body of Africa. In the caves are formations of stone known as lithophones – a natural instrument that produces musical sounds when the rock is knocked – the notes of the myth. The questions resonate in the cave of dolomite without echo. Like that person who lifted their hand for thirty years, it can no longer be put down. “observe closely, connect broadly, and think critically”… The performance will be accompanied by a tour of artworks and objects, and set to the score of the sound of the cave.” – Pule kaJanolintji, Richard Welch, Kit Kuksenok, and Elisa Lemma, Mic Balkind, Luyolo Lenga, Lizo Sonkwala, Duduzile Mathebula, Vuyiswa Xeketwane, Wandile Ndlovu and the Sidvwaba Cave

Part of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”