Isango Ensemble is a South African theatre company that draws its artists mainly from the townships surrounding Cape Town. Our stage productions and films have played to sold-out audiences across the world, and we’ve received numerous international awards. Isango’s productions re-imagine classics from the Western theatre canon, finding a new context for the stories within a South African or township setting thereby creating inventive work relevant to the heritage of the nation. Our company’s structure embraces artists at all stages of their creative development allowing senior artists to lead and contribute towards the growth of rising talents.
Dancing the Death Drill - SS Mendi
On February 21st 1917 the SS Mendi, an ex-passenger steamer at the end of a six week voyage carrying troops from Cape Town to serve in France, sank off the Isle of Wight.See us performing on CNN’s Inside Africa.
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