Mamela Nyamza’s Interventionist Performances

Mamela Nyamza’s Shift thinks with, moves with the experiences of black women athletes in the public sphere, especially those athletes “accused” of having masculine appearance and comportment  – e.g. Caster Semenya, Eudy Simelane (the South African national team player raped and murdered in 2008), the Williams Sisters.

For more on Shift, see this review by Robyn Sassen.

In 2012, Nyamza (who is based in South Africa) and the multi-disciplinary writer/actor/performer Mojisola Adebayo (based in Lonson) collaborated on “I Stand Corrected” – check out this interview about the show.

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