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Finally a Performance Poetry production that will entice you to truly set your imagination free.
In an era not too long ago, in fact, throughout recorded human history, the purpose of poetry and the performance of poetry has primarily been to entertain the reader or the audience; until the last few decades that is.
The best and most entertaining poetry performances for many lifetimes have always been those in which the only limit to your interpretation was your imagination.
In her new production The Tales of Robyn Strangehood, in part accompanied by live musicians, Robyn Strangehood aka Robyn Radcliffe will let that which you hear shape its own unique enchanted playground in your mind to form magical spaces where your spirit can run free with wild abandon.
Writer, poet, performer and teacher, Robyn Radcliffe in her observance of the young male from this population group deemed to be Coloured, captures the essence of what our young soon-to-be-men who are her brothers, your cousins, my sons, our future, have to struggle with.
In a world where we as adults argue and grapple with our group identity, they have to still find their identities as individuals.
The Warrior Who Would Never Be
by Robyn Jill Radcliffe
He sits in a stoic school-desk, the holding-cell of his conditioned behaviour
Feigning bright-eyed interest, a ruse formed from a carefully constructed veneer
Adolescent angst at logger-heads with awkward limbs hanging in slack derision
He shifts his angular frame, bound and confined to this "educational" prison