On 1-15 September, Johannesburg, the bustling city of South Africa, will be the stage for the 2013 Shared History Festival – an event presented by Teamwork Arts and the High Commission of India and forming part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival.
The festival, now in its seventh edition, will see some big names of local and international artists walk the talk and showcase their talent to entertain the crowds.
A couple of performances are also planned to take place in the Hot City, Durban.
Shared History – The Indian Experience in South Africa 2013 – is a platform of contemporary and classical music, theatre and dance which offers a tantalising taste of the magnificence of India.
This cultural encounter duly provides an avenue for cultural and ideological exchange between India and South Africa. The line-up includes, among others, Masters of Music, South meets South, Dr L Subramaniam, Hugh Masekela and Egberto Gismonti and Voices of Faith – Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project (music).
On the theatre side, the event will feature the Company Theatre’s production of Hamlet – The Clown Prince, Dance with Gayatri Sriram’s presentation of Dwitayam – Duality and the Johannesburg based Versha Magan’s Footprints of a Dancer.
Venues of the event include Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, the Playhouse Theatre in Durban, the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, and the Suncoast Cinemas in Durban.
For more information of the event, call Di Sparks on 011 640 1500 or 073 208 8483.
Photo: South African legendary musician Hugh Masekela. Credit: Sarah Lee/The Guardian