The annual Suidoosterfees is in the process of preparing for its 15th year and will take place in the heart of Cape Town from April 26 to 1 May, 2018. Next year’s festival will have the theme “Fabulous 15/Fantastiese 15/Zemikhosi 15” and aims to bring communities from across the Western Cape together to celebrate and promote local arts.
The festival is currently in the process of conducting its fourth annual talent search, which aims to identify talented young artists between the ages of 9-25 from local communities. From here, the young artists are given the opportunity to develop their talents and to receive mentorship from professional artists and industry veterans. The talent search is looking for enterprising youngsters in the categories of vocals, instruments, dancing, acting, magic and more.
The talent search is coming to the Magnet Theatre in Observatory on Saturday, October 28. Thereafter, the final qualifying round will be conducted at The Stage Performing Arts Studio in Bellville on Saturday, November 4.
For the qualifying rounds, judges include well-known actor Sne Dladla, acclaimed director Lindi Smit and performing artist Riaan Visman. The SOF Talent Search semi-final will take place on March 10, 2018, at the V&A Waterfront; with the finals taking place on April 28 as part of the annual Suidoosterfees in Cape Town.
* For more information regarding entries for the Suidoosterfees Talent Search, send an email to Lyndsay.Cader@media24.com; call 021 408 3560, or 084 282 2040; or visit www.suidoosterfees.co.za.