Conquest and Prison
Freeman, Mark. "Conquest and Prison." The Routledge Performance Archive. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 23 Jun. 2021 https://www.routledgeperformancearchive.com/video/conquest-and-prison
Freeman, M.(2016). Conquest and Prison. In The Routledge Performance Archive. : Taylor and Francis. Retrieved 23 Jun. 2021, from https://www.routledgeperformancearchive.com/video/conquest-and-prison
Freeman, M. 2016, 'Conquest and Prison' in Routledge Performance Archive, Taylor and Francis, viewed 23 June 2021, <https://www.routledgeperformancearchive.com/video/conquest-and-prison>
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Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite of site-specific dance films set in Grahamstown, South Africa. The two oldest historical sites in Grahamstown are Ft. Selwyn and the Old Gaol, which imprisoned thousands of black South Africans. The choreography of Part I "Oscar's Journey" is Oscar Buthelezi's personal response to the history of colonialism commemorated at Ft. Selwyn. Part II "Child's Play" is similar to the approach in "Oscar's Journey." "Chorographers Lorin Sookool and Julia Wilson reflect on the past as the sounds and images of the gaol continue to echo and resonate today.