“Doep is nie dood nie” ~ Celebrating the songs of Koos du Plessis — 3 May 2016
Jannie du Toit’s one-man stage production, “Doep is nie dood nie” (Doep isn’t dead), will be presented on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. Jannie will be accompanied by cellist, Susan Mouton, and pianist, Coenraad Rall. “Doep is nie dood nie” premièred at the KKNK in 2014 and has since been performed countrywide at arts festivals and theatres.
Not only the original songs, but also every phrase uttered on stage is Koos du Plessis’ own words. The show includes quotes from his lyrics, poems and even a short story that Koos told to Jannie one evening. Audiences will be amazed at Koos du Plessis’ elaborate oeuvre, presented through a wide variety of interconnecting texts. The production is a celebration of his legacy and also introduces material that is less well-known. In 2013, Koos du Plessis’ famous song, “Kinders van die Wind” (Children of the Wind), was officially declared as the greatest Afrikaans hit song of all times.
Tickets at R90/R60 are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Bookshop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), online at www.artema.co.za and www.facebook.com/NWU.Music, or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.