Dassie’s Tale

Dassie’s Tale, an isiXhosa folktale suitable for Foundation phase learners, is set in ancient times when the earth was created. All the animals embarked on the journey to share their talents. However, Dassie was too lazy to make the effort and learnt an important lesson about working hard and being honest. This performance involves beautiful songs, expressive dance, isiXhosa and English language. The show is 45 minutes in duration and has an accompanying interactive workshop.

The Dassie story has been explored by JTC’s drama club participants and told at the African Folktales for Children event in March 2019 and the show made its debut during JTC’s June holiday programme. Further shows and workshops were performed for Foundation phase learners this July.

JTC has a limited number of shows available to be performed at your school between August – December 2019 at a minimum cost of R2 500 and for a maximum of 250 learners per show.

Bookings are made on a first come first serve bases.

Directed by: Ntombifuthi Mkhasibe

Currently Starring: Naledi Tlailane, Seiso Qhola, Noxolo Magadla and Mario Matiya

Funded by:

  • National Lotteries Commission