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
10th August @ 4pm
Sisipho Makambi presents
songs of the traveller
Iingoma zomhambi, or songs of the traveler, in English, is a show of storytelling through South African folk music and poetry. This show is centered around moving, traveling, as we are always doing as humans, and tells of personal encounters I experience as a fellow voyager of life. In every song, there is a story of traveling, transitioning, be it through death and loss, or simply walking into your path and destiny. It is not without an acknowledgement of God, or higher power, as some people would, there is the presence of the universe in all our travels, always.
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 (photo left)
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 ....
9th - 11th October @ 10am & 7pm | 12th October @ 2pm & 7pm
The MovementRSA presents
THE CRUCIFIXION OF AMAQHIRWA
Inspired by Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Directed by Awande Dube
R80 | R50 Students
Performed in Germany ( Donzdorf ), NAF Makhanda, the Jo'burg Theatre (space.com) and The Wits festival, The MovementRSA now brings The Crucifixion of Amaqhirwa to Cape Town.
A missing child, a poppet and a village left with questions. Since the beginning of time , man is driven to find meaning, to explain the inexplicable. This human condition coupled with the imagination, is the creative source for this absurd play. Located in a village kraal , the story deals with the sudden disappearance of young girls, which flings a community into an investigation founded upon suspicion , old wives' tales and mystical elements.
Performed by Sanelisiwe Jobodwana , Campbell Mean and Nyakallo Motlouge.
From Johannesburg, The MovementRSA is an independent theatre company whose aim is to make theatre accessible to young people. Thier first production Just Antigone, directed by TheatreDuo (Mahlatsi Mokgonyana and Billy Langa) won the Naledi Award for Best Production for Young Audiences.
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.