Differently abled individuals uniting in a connectedness that evolves into authentic ethno-contemporary expressions.
A Jibilika dance theatre company comprising of youthful dancers drawn from various dance groups and different communities of Zimbabwe. Having separately learnt their trade on the street over a period extending to more than 8 years participating in various competitions, the dancers have decided to mature into professional performers by uniting their energy and diverse skills and talent and present a full-length dance production. The tribe culminates in its different individuals uniting in a connectedness that evolves into authentic urban-contemporary expressions that are the pivot between space and time. Without known history and consciously rising from the desolate, the 4GO10 Tribe blooms in a period of extreme uncertainty and depression.
Performance Title: BROKEN PAVEMENT>
Lenght: 1 Hour
Description> Broken Pavement, an emotionally compelling show performed by differently abled members of the 4GO10 Tribe is a play is based on the real-life story of the lead dancer Blessing Fire born with a disability and wheelchair bound for this entire childhood and his journey to become one of the best dancers Zimbabwe has ever seen. The performance tells Blessing’s story from birth, growing up, trying to fit into a discriminatory society and the triumph of discovering his talent and using dance to conquer his disability. Broken Pavement challenges disability through the fusion of breakdance, contemporary dance, spoken, music and traditional mbira. The piece is performed by a talented cast of 10.
Cast: DIRECTOR – Brian Geza, SCRIPT – Blessing Fire & Plot Mhako
Performers: Blessing Fire, Tasnim Mahomed, Felix Mwale, Sarah Kabiseni, Kudzai Chikowe, Sean Mumba, Sylvester Shonhiwa > MUSIC Nyasha Gwari LIVE MBIRA Mcintosh Jerahuni
>Jibilika Dance Festival 2016>
>Shoko Festival 2016>
>Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) 2017>
>Theatre in the Park, Harare> 2017
Broken Pavement – Solo Scene
Broken Pavement – Basketball scene
Broken Pavement – Classroom scene
Highly emotional The SundayMail
A priceless show Zimbojam.com