NMMU student performance at PE Opera House


NMMU Arts and Culture Department are putting on their very first student production, which is supported by the PE Opera House; Umjuxo Alive.

This show was first staged at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and it earned quite a bit of praise for their dancing and performance. The production is choreographed and directed by Nicki-Ann Raypen and scripted by Aarti Narotam, both of them staff members of the Arts and Culture Department.

The set and lighting are being handled by Michael Barry, the Senior Manager of Arts and Culture at NMMU.

This production is meant to depict students embarking on their graduation and the joys and fears that go along with it. The production focuses on the theme of ‘Moving Forward’and explores some of the challenges students face when journeying towards their own inner truth. This work plays with stereotypes and the overwhelming nature of fear, and uses dance as an outlet at those difficult times.

The production will take place on 13-15 July at 19:00, while a matinee performance will be held on the 16th at 14:00 and 19:00.

Tickets are R50 at Computicket and R20 for Seniors and children.