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KING OF BROKEN THINGS BY: multi-award-winner Michael Taylor-Broderick

The King of Broken Things is a journey into the broken heart of a young boy, a journey of discovery through his experiments, projects, and creations. Through the boy’s sense of abandonment and his outlook on the world, the audiences are challenged to acknowledge their own ‘brokenness’.   Through his love for discarded objects, this

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Coal Yard

15 April 2024 For Immediate Release: PACOFS starts its fiscal year with an exhilarating theatre show, 18-20 April 2024 Performing Arts Centre of The Free State has partnered with the Market Theatre Foundation to offer you one of the most touching experiences through a drama production “Coal Yard. With a title like Coal Yard, described

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Finding healing through dance – Iqhawe Elingaphakathi Kum (Shadow Pillar)

In an aim to raise awareness about mental health-related diseases, the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) will stage a contemporary dance show, Iqhawe Elingaphakathi Kum (Shadow Pillar) choreographed and performed by none other than the acclaimed choreographer and dancer Mcebisi Bhayi. Iqhawe Elingaphakathi kum’ (Shadow Pillar) is an African contemporary work; a

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Bloemfontein get ready, Hae Lapeng Concert is Back (30 March 2024)

26 February 2024   For Immediate Release:  Bloemfontein get ready, Hae Lapeng Concert is Back (30 March 2024) PACOFS is an Agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and its role as playhouse that presents creative works that are a cross between cutting-edge story lines/ robust and out of the box artistic

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Booty Call Drama Production!

Award-winning actress, musician, and South African IDOLS finalist, Boitumelo Mohutsioa, has unveiled her latest masterpiece, “Booty Call,” a thought-provoking musical theater show that challenges societal norms and explores the impact of the male gaze on women. The production made its debut at The Connecting Streams Theatre Festival 2023, hosted at the esteemed Performing Arts of

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Chilahaebolae: African folklore meets Scamtho @PACOFS from 22 – 24 February

CHILAHAEBOALAE is an action-packed musical satirefashioned from the wealth of African fable. Phokobje, Hunguhwe or Mpungushe is a trickster figure we recognise from folklore. In Chilahaebolae, re vaya le di saambenche whose stories are well known in Southern Africa and beyond; Phiri, the parasitic companion and Mpja, the docile figure. Drawing scenes with the language

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Yarona Arts Festival: celebration of 30 Years of Democracy!

Date: 18 January 2024 Department: Communications and Marketing Embargo: For Immediate Release Yarona Arts Festival: celebration of 30 Years of Democracy! The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) proudly announces the culmination of its Incubator Programme, a flagship initiative under the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture’s (DSAC) Development program. The Incubator Programme,

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ROOTED WITHIN

A Man without knowledge of himself and his heritage is like a tree without roots.” Rooted within is a contemporary dance work that reflects self-doubt and self-acceptance. It tells the story of two people’s childhood journey and how growing up they never felt like they belonged. The question is, where does self-doubt stem from? It’s

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