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Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Production celebrates autobiographical memories and stories

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has collaborated with the University of Pretoria (UP) to stage Memoryscapes, a deeply personal celebration of the performers’ autobiographical memories and stories.

In the production, students from the TUT Department of Performing Arts (Dance programme) will retell their memories at the Breytenbach Theatre in July to perform a powerful embodied landscape in moving memoir, titled Memoryscapes.

A co-collaboration between Performing Arts lecturer, Nicola Haskins, and the cast, Memoryscapes explores the stories of the body, past experiences, and verbal reflections of each participant’s lived experience, bringing the past into the present.

Memoryscapes was created in an eight-day intensive process as part of Nicola’s PhD research project through the University of Pretoria.

“This tapestry of stories, memories, and experiences is a nuanced scape of who each performer is becoming,” says Nicola.

Memoryscapes will be performed at the Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerard Moerdyk Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, from 28 to 30 July at 18:30.

Tickets are R50 and available from Bookings are essential. Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door.

For enquiries, please contact 012 382 2562.

PHOTO CAPTION: Scenes from Memoryscapes that will be performed at the Breytenbach Theatre at the end of July.


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