Mantis and the Bee

Mantis and the Bee, is a San bushman folktale suitable for Intermediate phase learners. The story is set long ago before the earth was formed and long before the first human walked the earth. It explores Khoisan mythology and the origin of life on earth. The performance uses some indigenous language, movement, music, masks and puppetry. The show is 45 minutes in duration and has an accompanying interactive workshop.

The story was told at the African Folktales for Children event in March and the show made its debut during JTC’s June holiday programme. Further performances & workshops took place at the end of July for intermediate phase learners.

During the September school holidays the show and accompanying workshop which are most suitable for ages 8 and up, will be offered to the general public on 25, 26, 27 and 28 September from 2 – 4 pm at 3 Marchmont Road, Muizenberg. Tickets R60 for the performance and R100 for both the performance and workshop will be available on Quicket from the start of September.

In addition, JTC has a limited number of shows available to be performed at your school until the end of the school year 2019 at a minimum cost of R2 500 and a maximum of 250 learners per show.

Bookings are made on a first come first serve bases.

Directed by: Joce Engelbrecht

Currently Starring: Siya Badi, Monray Davids,  Zizipho Gcasamba and Naledi Tlailane

Funded by:

  • National Lotteries Commission