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Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking
On from 24 Feb 2010 till 13 Mar 2010
Ovalhouse
by the Company
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, New Writing

About: Every Year, Every Day, I Am Walking

Award-winning African physical theatre
Aggie and Ernestine are best friends. Playing together in their rural idyll, life couldn't be happier. That is, until their lives are shattered by violence.

Aggie and her mother are forced to flee their homeland, leaving behind the rest of their family, and Aggie's dearest friend Ernestine. Travelling from their central- African village, they make their way to the promised land: South Africa and its metropolitan hub, Cape Town.

Two actresses trace the story of Aggie and her mother as they travel across Africa to an alien environment. The production uses very little spoken dialogue, some in English, some in French.

The story is told through physical images and through the evocative musical text: a drawing of the pastoral village is burnt by hooded militia; pairs of shoes in the actors' hands trudge across sprinkled sand; and Cape Town's skyline is revealed in wire mesh.

FREE POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Tuesday 2 March: 'South African Theatre and its enduring worldwide influence

Tuesday 9 March: 'Art and Exile', exploring the challenging relationship between the artist and the refugee.

For 22 years Magnet Theatre has produced award-winning African physical theatre. Commissioned by the African Festival for Children and Youth Theatre in Yaounde, Cameroon, EVERY YEAR, EVERY DAY, I AM WALKING has toured the world and won prizes in South Africa and Argentina for its remarkable visual imagery, its musical score and for the virtuosity of its two actresses.

ABSA PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESSES at Aardklop National Arts Festival 2009

BEST FOREIGN PRODUCTION NOMINATION at Teatro Del Mundo Awards, Argentina 2009

PICK OF THE FESTIVAL The Star, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown 2007

Reviews

"Creative sorcery: simplicity is the key to this profoundly moving tale about loss and survival. Exquisite"
Cape Argus Tonight

"Powerful drama beautifully portrayed"
The Herald

"Expect to be transformed"
Anton Krueger, Cue

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