On the 4th and 5th of September, Almasi Collaborative Arts presented Chirorodziva, a Physical Theatre Performance Conceptualised and Facilitated by Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi at the Beit Hall, University of Zimbabwe. The ten performers were drawn from the pool of artists who had attended the physical theatre workshop facilitated by Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi from the 25th to the 29th of August at the Beit Hall, University of Zimbabwe. Chirorodziva is an exploration of dreams, spirituality and identity. It chronicles a survival journey through the mind of a weary soul that is trying to keep its aspirations afloat. It also brings to light the dreaded reality of how broken and miserable mankind can be when all they foresee in the midst of their efforts to attain their goals is a state in which they will be in a pool of fallen dreams.
CAST & CREW
Khetani Michael Banda
Tholakele Anita Jimu
Privilledge T. Gwaba
Stage Manager Prudence Kalipinde
Accounts Kudakwashe Kanembirira
Publicity Tawanda Mupatsi
Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Muchemwa
Managing Director Mushamisi Kahari
A FISHERMAN'S GUIDE TO FISHING
From the 25th to the 29th of August, Almasi Collaborative Arts conducted a Physical Theatre Workshop at University of Zimbabwe, Beit Hall. Led by Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi, who had just returned to Zimbabwe from the U.S where he was studying at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, the workshop was attended by 20 selected participants. The participants were Actors, Dancers, Singers and Poets. Some of these were professional actors, actors who have worked with Almasi Collaborative Arts and University of Zimbabwe Theatre Arts students.
“Thanks to the workshop and performance which have left me feeling rejuvenated and inspired, I am ready to live boldly and without restrictions as an artist. Thanks a mil!” ~ Khetani Michael Banda
“It was about team work and growth as an actor. It was a good experience and the exercises were good for team work and also helped me to grow as an actor.” ~ Tholakele Anita Jimu
“I found the workshop very beneficial. It was very vital to learn to be able to speak and tell stories with just the body. It made me somewhat intrepid.” ~ Brighton Ndlovu
“It was a tough exercise at first but it proved its vitality during performance. Performing needs energy from start to end of the performance. There was so much energy all over the performance because of the workshop.” ~ Tawanda Mutumbu