arts education

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Assitej Kickstarter Creative Arts project

The Assitej Kickstarter Creative Arts project kicked off this January on a high note bringing together 50 artist facilitators from KZN, Freestate, Northern Cape and Gauteng.  The artist facilitators went through an intense 4 days of exploring, sharing and unpacking of topics within the creative arts CAPS document for the intermediate phase (Grades 4 – […]

Read More