In this show South African choreographer and dancer Gregory Maqoma breathes new life into his Xhosa past.
He summons up ancestors who have departed this world but who live on in him, linking the past and present in a unique blend of traditional movement and contemporary dance.
He is joined on stage by four exceptional South African singers and Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, performing songs by Simphiwe Dana, a singer and composer from Maqoma's native province of the Eastern Cape.
The performance is set against a rich visual landscape created by the Johannesburg-based artist Nicholas Hlobo.
'A work of extraordinary depth and physical and musical deftness.' (ArtSpoken, South Africa)
After rave reviews in Paris and sell-out performances at Sadler's Wells with his company, Vuyani Dance Theatre, Maqoma performs at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall for one night only.
**** (The Guardian on Maqoma's Desert Crossings, 2011)