The project used ideas of 'home' (English), 'huis' (Afrikaans) and 'ikhaya' (isiXhosa) to explore and communicate cultural differences in the way different people think about their homes in the Western Cape.
Based on personal testimonials, stories, and reminiscences, the performances evoked a subtle and very personal exploration of different senses of home, and the public history that has helped formulate these experiences. Using dance, theatre, poetry, visual imagery, sound design and original composition created especially for the show, the performances alluded to historical issues of forced removal from homes in Stellenbosch, alongside personal accounts of the xenophobic attacks. Most of all this was a celebration of our homes, and the different ways we attempt to construct a safe, secure space in our lives.
Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Municipality were proud supporters of this project.