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Interview with Jayne Batzofin
Cape Town-based theatremaker Jayne Batzofin is a woman of many talents. With a background in scenic and costume design and extensive training in clown at the world-renowned L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, she regularly crafts theatre events that are visually complex and aurally layered.
According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women who try to lure men into the water, where they will drown them. According to some legends, should a rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die. A rusalka’s fate can also be undone by avenging her death.