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 learned an important lesson about working hard and being honest. This performance involves beautiful songs, expressive dance, isiXhosa and the English language.

The show is 45 minutes in duration and has an accompanying interactive post-show 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 program. Further shows and workshops were performed for Foundation phase learners this July.

The show will be performed during the December school holidays i.e. 10 – 12 Dec at 2 pm, 3 Marchmont Road, Muizenberg.Tickets are only R50, available on Quicket.

”Adequately silly and engaging for children of the target age group – and everyone!”

Bookings are now open for 2020! The cost is R3 000 for a maximum of 400 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