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Future for the Past @Cape Town




Sites of Memory presents Future for the Past; A journey back in time to the connected colonial past between The Netherlands and South Africa.

Artists from both countries translated their vision to this history in music, poetry, dance, visual art and theatre. With this site specific performance, Sites of Memory shares insight into how the colonial past plays a role in our present and to reimagine the future. Future for the Past takes the audience on a route through the city from the Slave Lodge, to Church Square and ending in the Company’s Garden.

Future for the Past will be presented in Cape Town from 3 to 5 December 2021 as part of restless exuberance featuring a public art symposium alongside live performances by Institute for Creative Arts. On the 27th of November they will share a teaser at Simon’s Town Museum.

Future for the Past is led by Sites of Memory founders Katy Streek and Jennifer Tosch. With the artistic input of South African makers Jarett Erasmus, Luke de Kock and Toni Giselle Stuart and Dutch makers Jörgen Gario, Jomecia Oosterwolde, Raul Balai and Alejita Silva, stimulating performances have been created that provide food for thought. The performance is for the most part in English and also has pieces in Dutch, Afrikaans and Papiamentu.

The performance is in partnership with Institute of Creative Arts, Iziko museums of South Africa, Jazzart Dance Theatre, Simon’s Town Museum, Mapping Slavery Project, Poetry Circle Nowhere, Black Heritage Tours and is made possibie by Fund for the Performing Arts, Dutch Culture – Matchingfonds, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, VSB Fonds, Mondriaanfonds.