Company: TtT: Sizile Arts
Choreographer: Luke Buys
Director: Mandla Mpanjukelwa
Featured Artists: Dustin Beck & Mandla Mpanjukelwa
Language: English / Afrikaans
Age Recommendation: 13+
Recognising nothing is something, no one is born to be nothing but when nothingness overwhelms reality, man finds himself in a constant battle to thrive. The 2017 AKOF winning show Confessions, follows the story of a young gang member KZ. He is not a full blown gangster but a mere member, a membership which has cost him his friends, family and is about to cost him his life as he finds himself stuck in a nightmare that is quickly catching up with his reality. Confessions explores what drives humans to committing grave, unforgivable atrocities to each other through the mind of a criminal.
It is interesting that Confessions deals with issues that are at the core of national discourse; that it deals with the very sad reality of brutal violence experienced especially by womxn and children. The script was created in 2015/16 and premiered earlier this year, this goes to show that the rather loud violent occurrences that now seem to be at its peak, are problems that have been around long before #MenAreTrash and the recent incidents preceding the hashtag. “Confessions explores what drives humans to committing grave, unforgivable atrocities to each other through the mind of a criminal”