A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I.
The piece unfolds like a fever dream. At any one moment, multiple events are occurring onstage. Watching it, you want to be everywhere at once.
On every level, The Head & the Load is a feast.
Like everyone else there I was utterly engrossed and fabulously transported.
No one really knows how many Africans perished but it was in the hundreds of thousands. Kentridge et al have created a masterpiece to mark this shaming tragedy.
William Kentridge’s piece about Africans in WWI is electrifying