Eight people spent two days packing two containers that left Cape Town harbour this week.
Containing all the scenic elements, including animal skins, initiation blankets, djembe drums and calabashes, needed to stage Mandela Trilogy in Hong Kong and Dubai, the containers will face rough seas, possible storms and maybe even pirates.
After travelling 5404 nautical miles, one repository will reach Dubai on Oct. 19. The other, bound for Hong Kong, will travel 6917 nm and dock in port on Oct. 26.
Mandela Trilogy performances
9 – 11 November Dubai Opera, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
17 – 19 November Hong Kong, China