SIBYL William Kentridge

Fri 22—Sun 24 Apr 2022

An evening of two parts as artist William Kentridge brings his visionary practice to stage with a stunning chamber opera and short film with live music, created with fellow South African artists.

The Moment Has Gone is a short film accompanied by a live piano score and a captivating all male South African chorus. It charts the making of City Deep, Kentridge’s latest animated film and incorporates ideas that reappear in Waiting for the Sibyl.

Waiting for the Sibyl is a visually stunning chamber opera with a full company of singers and dancers. It features signature elements of Kentridge’s practice – projection, performance, music and hand-painted backdrops. Sibyl is an ancient Greek priestess, whose readings of fates often ended up in the wrong hands.

William Kentridge is a South African artist best known for his prints, drawings and animated films. This new piece was created in collaboration with acclaimed choral composer and performer Nhlanhla Mahlangu and composer Kyle Shepherd — one of South Africa’s leading progressive pianists.

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