Artscape – August

Artscape – August

Over 100 WC schools to take part in the Schools’ Arts Festival

More than 100 Western Cape schools will be taking part in this year’s Artscape Schools’ Arts Festival, to be held from August 11 to 24, at the Artscape Theatre.
The 2015 Schools’ Arts Festival was initiated and coordinated by Artscape’s School Liaison Unit with funding by the HCI Foundation and Die Burger. It aims to encourage nation building as young people and their parents from different cultural backgrounds come together to experience a common goal.

From over 100 participating schools, 14 will be selected and sponsored with transport to the Artscape Theatre, where they will take part in the School’s Arts Festival aimed at broadening their skills, from August 11 to 24. At the end of the festival, each school of the selected 14 will receive a participatory certificate and trophy, to be presented by the adjudicators at a gala to be held on August 27.
As part of Artscape’s Audience Development and Education’s ongoing vision to develop a love for the performing arts and contributing to nation building, this is a wonderful opportunity for all participants. Approximately 14 schools share the same stage each evening, contributing to an exciting and diverse theatre experience, from classical choirs to contemporary dance. The festival culminates in a glittering gala performance by selected schools, attended by various dignitaries and showcases the talent which exists in our schools. This Festival will also enable the learners to obtain theatre discipline and etiquette.
This year’s festival will be adjudicated by Tarnia van Zitters, Phillip Swales and Sifiso Kweyama.

* For more information on the competition or ticket bookings (R40 per person), call Themba Mzondi on 078 113 5216; or send an email to themba@sceproductions.co.za.

 

Artscape selects 16 plays for High School Drama competition

Artscape is delighted to announce the 16 competition finalists from the most recently held High School Drama Mini Festivals that witnessed the participation of more than 60 schools across the Western Cape Province.
The 2015 High School Drama Festival was initiated and coordinated by Artscape’s School Liaison Unit with funding by the HCI Foundation and Die Burger. It aims to promote social cohesion, good citizenship and empowerment through the arts.

The finalists will be transported to the Artscape Theatre, where they will take part in the High School Drama Main Festival – aimed at broadening their skills – from August 17 to 22. At the end of the competition, the winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony where they will receive their prizes on August 22.
The benefits of participating in the Competition are numerous and on-going. Schools become hubs of sustainable learning as they are given a platform to voice their own creativity, views and concerns to a captive audience while they also get an opportunity to broaden their horizons by experiencing the magic of live theatre, lights, sound and an audience. This Festival will also enable them to obtain theatre discipline and etiquette.

This year’s event will be adjudicated by Johann van der Merwe, Ilne Fourie, Mandla Mbothwe and Bulelani Mabutyana (previously participated in the festival as a youngster and is now a director and producer) who will be tasked to select the winners in the following categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Script, Best Director, Best Production, Best Innovative Technical, and for the Option Adjudicator’s Award.

* For more information on the competition or ticket bookings (R40 per person), call Themba Mzondi on 078 113 5216; or send an email to themba@sceproductions.co.za.

 

Metro South Arts Kaleidoscope

The Metro South District will partner with Artscape to provide a platform, during schools month, to the thousands of learners who are skilled in non-assessment disciplines and Arts and Culture projects, with a strong emphasis on democracy and social cohesion. ‘Metro South Theatre Day’ will be geared towards creating the “catalyst” for the arts by partnering with Artscape to provide service support for an array of arts inspired activities. Schools in the district will be invited to submit creative endeavours that enhance, connect and expand on the arts experience in Metro South in ways designed to positively impact all schools as well as the Artscape community and the city.