Welcome to the Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Sharing Resources * Developing Skills * Gaining Inspiration
"TAAC to me is like reading an old comic book. It is read by a lot of people but feels like it was made just for you."
Warren W Turner
5th - 13th July @ 7pm | 6th & 13th July @ 3pm
KLIPPIES VAN DIE GROND
Directed by Raezeen Wentworth and Iman Isaacs | Written by Raezeen Wentworth, Iman Isaacs and Carlo Daniels
R80 | R60 block booking
Nominated for KKNK 's Kanna Awards: Best Actor and Best Director
Winner of Suidoosterfees's Kyknet: Best Actor
Klippies Van Die Grond is about a young man who commits a crime while under the influence of drugs. When the smoke clears the question of responsibility comes to the foreground. Divided by the want for harsher sentences and the need for rehabilitation, members of the community are vocal about their outrage and interrogates government’s passivity. The story is told through the medium of Physical Theatre as one body traverses multiple characters, shifts spaces and plays between time through memory.
Performed by Carlo Daniels and composed by Jannous Aukema.
The Cape Towner (2017)
21st July @ 5pm (door is open between 5 and 5.30pm)
BODY POLITIC 4 - ANIMAL
Curated by Louise Westerhout
Performances by Lungile Lallie, Tossie van Tonder, Qondiswa James & Kanya Viljoen, Jason Potgieter
"no amount of critical contextualizing or artist's insistence on intention can stabilize the language of the body."
Body Politic is a quarterly live performance event, founded by Louise Westerhout, which has at its heart a desire to site corporeal artistic experiment in time and space. We invite independent artists to bring their investigations, AS THEY ARE, to be authentically witnessed, to open discourse, to refuse crystallisation. Body Politic is an informal space which illuminates ways performing artists address their bodies' complicity with, or resistance to, dominant social ideologies and structures. We acknowledge the body as a never-neutral site for conveying meaning; an always necessarily politicised site onto which meaning is inscribed.
This iteration of Body Politic will be a short intensive blast. 4 pieces as medicine for the midwinter blues.
23rd - 27th & 29th July @ 7pm | matinee on 27th July @ 3pm | 28th July @ 5pm
Written and Directed by Olivia Fischer
“He's the victim, Nick, and I'm the drunk girl.” After the music has died, the red cups trashed, the gavel's fallen and the sentence passed down – what remains? STILL follows three young adults whose lives are at once changed and entangled forever. Chloe, Aaron and Julia attended a party wanting to start the school break with a bang. Instead, sinister events unfold that leaves one teen violated, another dead and the rest reeling. Years later Aaron and Julia are brought together by an underwhelming high school reunion but it is their need to absolve, to forget, to heal, that forces them to revisit what really happened that night at that party in that dark bedroom.
Fresh from the Los Angeles Fringe, this is Olivia Fischer's startling debut as writer and director.
7th - 9th August @ 7.30pm
New World Dance Theatre [SA] and Karlovsky & Company Dance [USA] presents
20th - 25th August
ASSITEJ South Africa presents
CRADLE OF CREATIVITY 2019
An international theatre festival for children and young people
Baxter Theatre | Guga S'thebe | Magnet Theatre | Theatre Arts Admin Collective
R80 | R50 children | R30 group bookings
Cradle of Creativity is a biennial festival and conference of theatre for children and young people. A celebration of inspiring international, African and South African theatre, dance, music and puppetry. Each show is created especially for its young audience: experiences to delight babies to young adults. All are welcome: schools, families, and theatre practitioners.
Productions that will be presented at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective include:
Dipalo, the prize-winning play of the African Play Writing Competition written by Selloane Mokuku and Ginni Manning for teenagers 15+. Dipalo explores the corruption of religious leaders seen through the eyes of two friends.
Chiffonade - dance for babies 6 months - 4 years, and their caregivers. A co-production between French company Carre Blanc Cie and South African dancer Lulu Mlangeni.
The Mermaid of Zanzibar is a celebration of world music explored through storytelling by Pedro Espi Sanchez. for children 4 - 8 years old.
Warona, the Silver Ovation award winning production by Ukwanda Puppet and Design and directed by Thando Doni that explores the underbelly of drugs and street justice. For teens 13+
10th - 15th September @ 7pm | 14th - 15th September @ 3pm
Directed by Morapeleng Molekoa and performed by Tafara Nyatsanza
R70 | R50 Students
Told with humour particular to physical theatre, SCOTT traces the life and and struggles of Sizwe, a gardener from Nyanga, who works for a white woman in Constantia looking after her dog, Scott. When Scott dies, Sizwe helps the woman to mourn and grieve for her dog. A few weeks later, Sizwe's mother dies and things take a turn for the worse ....
OY! THEATRE (Obs Youth Theatre)
OY! Theatre is a newly formed Youth Theatre company for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. The aim of the theatre company is to provide excellent arts education for young people, and for teens to create meaningful work for themselves and their peers. OY!Theatre works on a production per term for the first 3 terms of the year.
OY! Theatre meets weekly during term time on Mondays and Fridays from 6-9pm during summer and 5-8pm during winter. If you are interested in becoming a member of OY! Theatre in 2019, please contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 3 places available in the company.
With so much thanks to the following individuals for enabling us to take Through Our EYes to the National Arts Festival: Yvette Hardie, Megan Furniss, The Half Loaf, Handspring Puppet Company, the Marcusons, Nailla, Matthew Sedeman, Lulu Khumalo, Regina Botting, Murray Rushmere, Luis Diedericks, Penny Francis, Tessa and Michael Waterhouse, Maggie Maclaren, Taryn Ayres, Gennie Waterhouse, Judy van Velden, Hugo Theart, Jason and Graeme, Marie Stimie, Briony Howritz, Heike Brunner, Colleen Higgs, Blythe Linger, Jessica Hewson, Tracey Saunders, Claire Berlein, Jen Beattie, Wynne Bredenkamp, Tandi Buchan, Uma Martinez, Lynette Olerogun, Marie Sachet, Jaqueline Dommisse, Shane Fouche, Shama Nathoo, Stirling Luker, Sara Foster, Carol Cheeseman, Virashni Bharuth, Michelle Basson, Isabella Baschiera, Stephanie Smit, Margot Wood, Vee Baxter, Warren Turner, Natasha Primo, Eric Judd, Brett Bailey, Rae Wentworth, Fazel E, Sarah Rice, Wilma de Souza, Michelle vdWesthuizen, Grischelda Hartman, Deena Bosch, Hayley-Rose Muller-Pearce, Hilde Gertze, Ofra Sharpe, Ma’ayan Hamilton, Julia Nowicki, David Haigh, Violetka Diema, Lisa Garson, Gay Morris, Dom Gumede, Ronel Swanepoel, Sally Berg, Evan Oberholster, Frith Anderson, Janet Cronje, Elzalee Nothnagel, Cheryl Hewson, Shun, Hloli, Nikki, Heather, Latifah, the Olaleyes, Zaidy, Wilhelmina, Michelle and Lungiswa. And to the wonderful parents Bernice Roeland, Jermey Vearey, Caroline Calburn, Simone Tavares, Ilse Oberholster, Tara Francis, Carnita Ernest, Sara Matchett, Nina Callaghan, Anita and Xolani Manyisane and Katrin Bohlender. Without your tireless effort, support and ingenuity this could not have happened.
Capoeira for Kids
Music Fun Dance Rhythm Movement
Camilla and Estirro from Brazil are running capoeira classes for children.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines gymnastics, music and dance. Capoeira is great for kids, it is extremely active and acrobatic and provides a fun, challenging workout.
Children of all ages learn capoeira very quickly because of their natural agility. the fun, friendly environment develops confidence and self-esteem. Capoeira is also great for developing coordination. Capoeira movements involve the entire body, they develop strength and increase flexibility. The capoeira music motivates and creates energy and an exciting learning environment. Children learn to sing in Portuguese and play the traditional capoeira instruments.
Mondays (during term time)
From 5 year olds: 2.30 - 3.15pm
From 8 year olds: 3.15 - 4.15pm
Contact Camilla on 078 590 9890 / email@example.com for info or bookings.