There was talk of death after Sello Pesa’s site specific installation performance “Lime Light on Rites” which dealt with funeral policies in South Africa.
This performance left the audience wanting to talk about facts and rituals surrounding death in this country. As a 22 year old middle class white South African I have not given funeral policies much consideration, as death is not something I face regularly. Pesa explained that this is not the case for him and many poor communities.
With choreographic genius and spellbinding spoken word pulling at the threads of moral and social and political understandings of living in South Africa “Threads” reached deep into the psyche of the captivated JOMBA! Audiences.