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Quiet, hard-hitting chamber piece

Published Thu, Sep 4, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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HOW does one take an issue as horrific as corrective rape and/or homophobic murder and craft a performance piece out of it? While I Stand Corrected was loaded with heavy issues, South African dancer/performer Mamela Nyamza and British writer/performer Mojisola Adebayo's collaborative performance last week focused not on the acts of violence, but on the emotions related to it.

Told like a story, but mainly with movement, text, and drama, I Stand Corrected sent out the right vibes - to draw one into the tale of a bride seemingly stood up at the altar while in actual fact, her lesbian partner had been raped and murdered.

A missing lesbian bride is firstly a case that the local police don't want to investigate, coming up with reasons indicating that they don't see it as a crime.

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