The Incredible Journey

Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, Luke Brown and Stefan Erasmus perform in The Incredible Journey on 3 July 2015 at the National Arts Festival. The Incredible Journey is Tommy’s adventure to becoming a hero. (Photo: CuePix/ Amanda Horsfield)

 

Seen on July 2, 2015 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

How do you speak truth to power using body language, story telling and a beautiful vivid choreography evoking images fit for a hero’s tale? The Incredible Journey is a powerful exploration of what bullying does to a young mind and how imagination, courage and patience make trusty weapons to withstand greatest fears. Not that the journey is easy, but joined moves make it happen. Luke Brown, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and Stef Erasmus sing, dance, move, imagine and move their bodies to evoke a world where anything is possible: fiery dragons, giggling goblins, booby traps, pirate ships, riddles in the dark borrowing from all kinds of adventure stories. As if you were to read a children’s story and visualize with 3 guys, gray trousers, white shirts and coloured all stars to discover what it takes to make a hero; a changed you. This is underscored by the actors medium of only using themselves to confront the new kid on the school that makes life unpleasant.

The Incredible Journey is a powerful and touching performance on a topic that touches deeply.

Directed by Tara and Brian Notcutt

Choreography by  Cleo Notcutt, Tara Notcutt and Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi