Dada Masilo

Tue Oct 15 - Sun Oct 20

In an inventive reimagining of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy, Dada Masilo’s Hamlet transforms The Bard’s complex wordplay into a compelling work of dance theater. Masilo’s Hamlet takes place in urban South Africa, where royalty and retinue embark on a fraught journey where all is not as it appears. Imbued with dark humor, elegance, and intrigue, the production features live musical accompaniment which nods at the Elizabethean Era instrumentation of Shakespeare’s time. The powerhouse cast features Bessie Award-winner Albert Khoza as Gertrude, newcomer Aphiwe Dike as Hamlet, and Masilo herself as Ophelia. 


CONTENT WARNING: This show contains nudity, simulated violence, and strong language.

Special Peformances

Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 16

Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Dada Masilo provided by Kathleen A. Scott.

Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.