Big Boys Don’t Dance comes to Hifa

The Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa), to be held from May 1 to 6, is set to offer a diverse theatre programme.

One act which is bound to be a hit this year is Big Boys Don’t Dance from South Africa that was written by Ash and Bradley Searle and directed and choreographed by Vanessa Harris.

Big Boys Don’t Dance is set at Ash’s bachelor party where outrageous ideas lead to trouble.
Ash and his brother Bradley twirl their way through this unforgettable adventure of far-out farce and foolishness.

The boys get into their fair share of trouble, but from one ridiculous idea to another, they prove that true brothers watch each others’ back.

They intend to challenge the cliché of the “male dancer” using dance styles, from ’80s hip-hop to kwaito and dirty dancing.

The high-energy production won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2010 National Art Festival and the Suliman Award at the 2012 Musho Festival.

Presented by Follow Spot Productions, the play will be staged at Reps Theatre from May 2 to 4. The Theatre and many other Hifa theatre venues will host numerous exciting plays throughout the festival.

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