What happened to Edith, the woman who the Bible refers to only as ‘Lot’s wife’, before she was turned into a pillar of salt? And what does salt – that now commonplace mineral that was once the source of the world’s wars – mean to us today?
Commissioned by The centre for the less good Idea - in Salt, collaborative theatre-making duo Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana present a performance rooted in questions, executed through the minimal use of the body as a tool, leaving only words to convey meaning and narrative. This restricted use of the physical form results in a crucial relationship between the spoken word and its relation to the body. What do words mean inside a body, and how can the performer meet the body and make those words theirs?
"Flee for your life! Do not look behind you,
nor stop anywhere in the Plain; flee to the hills,
lest you be swept away."
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Images by Zivanai Matangi