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Monthly Archives: July 2021

ON MESSED MAKE UPS AND WAKE UP CALLS

by Lalu Mokuku. On 15 July 2021, I went to listen to an audio reading of Dipalo at the vNAF 2021.  See https://nationalartsfestival.co.za/show/dipalo/ For certain occasions, like “going” to the theatre, I like putting on makeup. Perhaps it softens my being, and reminds me of the many selves I am capable of becoming. Sometimes my makeup […]

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Young performers develop new work exploring language and identity in schools

by Faye Kabali-Kagwa Thetha/ Talk/ Praat is a movement piece that explores the difficulties of expressing identity in formal education when children are not taught in their home language. The piece focuses particularly on the impact this has on their sense of belonging. The concept for Thetha/ Talk/ Praat was initially pitched by Nasfa Ncanywa […]

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Artists in School programme – Working with artists to improve music and dance education in Western Cape Schools

Artists in School programme – Working with artists to improve music and dance education inWestern Cape Schools “This program isn’t just for today or tomorrow but it’s a long journey where you can live your dreams in music.” – Nathan Marang, Music Artist-facilitator (Phakama Arts Foundation, West Coast)“What I’m looking forward to is to do […]

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iStimela Sendaba: The storytelling train is still moving on

So many things have happened in this first half of 2021 and we at ASSITEJ SA and Play Africa have managed to broaden our network, bringing more storytelling coach-conductors on board the story train, iStimela Sendaba. After five weeks of storytelling mentorship between 5 mentors and 20 storytellers, we travelled to all nine provinces with […]

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