The love of Brink and Jonker on stage

Nick Turner, Luna Paige and Jamie Jupiter star in the Afrikaans musical production of Korreltjie Kantel, a musical interpretation of the love affair between Andre P Brink, and Ingrid Jonker.

A RSG Arts Festival Commission, Korreltjie Kantel is an Afrikaans music production paying tribute to the love affair, writing relationship and works of poet Ingrid Jonker and novelist Andre P Brink.

Three musicians – Luna Paige, Jamie Jupiter and Nick Turner- have come together to interpret and compose music to Ingrid Jonker poems. These poems are interwoven with dramatic and musical interpretations of the love letters that passed between Brink and Jonker, as published in Flame in the Snow (2015), a poignant and intimate portrayal of longing, forbidden fruit, destruction and the fearless delight of love.

After a successful debut at the RSG Arts Festival 2015, and staged productions at Woordfees and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, and some tailoring and replacements, this musical interpretation of the love affair between these two writers in the 60s is finally getting a full album release with a national tour.

Leader and producer Luna Paige says: “The material we work with in this show reminds us how powerful love can be and that it knows no bounds”.

A performance of Korreltjie Kantel will take place at the Bordienghuis, 14 Burger Street, Wellington on Friday March 31 at 8pm.

Tickets cost R125. Call 073 435 1022 or 021 864 2988 to book.