Venus vs Modernity is an hour-long theatre piece depicting the life of historical icon Sarah Baartman. The piece fuses spoken word, poetry, dialogue, and music across genres to recreate the life of Sarah Baartman through two characters, Sarah and Venus. While the events that are depicted are historically accurate, the inclusion of Venus, a tempestuous, passionate, and formidable goddess, allows the piece to delve into a fictionalized inner world for Sarah Baartman.
The piece is as humorous and entertaining as it a gut-wrenching and tender. It is a character driven, emotional journey driven by two formidable performers and a host of talented, experienced creative women who have worked on this piece throughout its development.
Venue: The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown, Johannesburg
Time: 3.15pm and 8.15pm
Tel: 011 832 1641
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