Skip to main content

Performed by Briony Horwitz

Playwright: Briony Horwitz, David Matamela, Nkosinathi Gaar, Muntu Ngubane and Sandile // Director: Briony Horwitz

Once Upon a Fire is a dance and story-telling production aimed at children and families. 3 Performers will delve into the treasure trove of stories from our continent and beyond and weave them together into a new story, celebrated in dance. This cross-disciplinary production combines dance, traditional storytelling, object play, vocal mis-en-scene, physical characterisation and comedy.

Other Highlights

Once Upon a Fire is a new play developed as part of the Inspiring a Generation programme. It will officially premiere at the Obs Family Festival in Cape Town in March but will be available from mid February 2015.

Duration: 70 minutes

Age Range: 6 years - 14 years

Grades: Grade 1 - Grade 9

Language(s): English, Zulu, Dance is accessible to all languages. The story-telling element may use English, Zulu, Venda, Sotho, Sepedi, Shangaan and Ndebele.

Curriculum Connection: , , , , ,

Themes covered: , , , , , , , , , ,

Technical Requirements:

Lighting, PA and generator provided. Ideal if stage is raised or seating is raked. The Stage area needs to be at least 5x5m