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Crossings #2

relationships between dance, music and lighting design

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Diepsloot teens’ tenacity earns them a two-week trip to Broadway

Diepsloot teens’ tenacity earns them a two-week trip to Broadway

Two Diepsloot teenagers are jetting off today on a two-week performing arts tour in New York under the auspices of Beyond the Stage Door Performing Arts Academy and sponsored by Montecasino’s Doorstep corporate social investment programme.

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2011 'So you think you can write?'

Five Script Writers have been selected for the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) 2011 edition of the ‘So you think you can write?’ Script Reading and Mentorship Programme.

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“Scent of Invisible Footprints” - A retrospective Exhibition of the Sculptures of Pitika Ntuli

“Scent of Invisible Footprints” - A retrospective Exhibition of the Sculptures of Pitika Ntuli

Pitika Ntuli who, during an enforced exile in Europe and America, achieved international acclaim as a sculptor, painter, poet, writer and academic, he exhibited his work for the first time in Pretoria, and only the third time in his own country.

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The NAC says “Zwakala”

The Mazisi Kunene Foundation Trust in partnership with the NAC proudly presented the Zwakala Schools Poetry Project, teaching high school students the importance of arts, culture, African heritage creative expression and higher learning.

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Mmino’s support ends

Mmino’s support ends

After 10 years of supporting music education and exchange in South Africa, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to end their support to Mmino at the end of June 2011.

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Market News June 2011

Market News June 2011

Welcome to this edition of our newsletter!

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The Parlotones

The Parlotones

In line with the objective of discovering various forms of music, and of performing them in an orchestral setting, the KZN Youth Orchestra approached the popular musical group The Parlotones with a view to collaborating with them.

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 NAC's participation during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009

NAC's participation during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009

Arts and Culture is one of the sectors in society which is crucial in ensuring that the visitors enjoy the South African hospitality through its tradition and culture and to further experience the wealth of the diverse cultures through the performing arts.

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Winston Mankuku Ngozi

Winston Mankuku Ngozi

The Council and staff of the National Arts Council of South Africa was saddened to learn of the passing of the SA’s legendary tenor saxophonist, Winston Mankuku Ngozi on 13 October 2009.

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Call for Applications

Call for Applications

Call for Applications for crossings extended to Tuesday 15 March 2011 for South African artists

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The South African Ballet Theatre celebrates 10th Birthday

The South African Ballet Theatre celebrates 10th Birthday

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN BALLET THEATRE. Issued on 1st February 2011 for SABT by Samantha Saevitzon: Press & Publications Officer (011) 877 – 6894 samantha@saballettheatre.co.za www.saballettheatre.co.za

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Macufe 2010

Macufe 2010

The Mangaung African Cultural Festival, promises to be remembered as one of the most spectacular displays of the African performing arts in 2010.

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Market News

Market News

The Market Theatre has evolved into a cultural complex for theatre, music, dance and the allied arts. Today, The Market Theatre remains at the forefront of South African theatre, actively encouraging new works that continue to reach international stages.

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Girl Child Mentorship Programme in the Entertainment Industry

Girl Child Mentorship Programme in the Entertainment Industry

On 28 – 30 September 2009, Rhythm Arts Dimension an arts company promoting performers, youth development and team building facilitation for corporate companies embarked on their first successful girl child mentorship programme in the entertainment industry of South Africa. The objective of this programme is to partner high school girls with experienced mentors within the industry.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

‘Back to eKasi’ Concert Tour free to the people September 2010: Bochabela, Bloemfontein, Thokoza, Rustenburg North, Ermelo, Bela Bela, Kwa-Mashu

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Carmen - the Ballet

Carmen - the Ballet

Mandela Stage at the Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein Johannesburg South Africa 13 – 29 August 2010 With live orchestral accompaniment by the SABT Sinfonia

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Crossings

Crossings

*An International Artistic Workshop for Choreographers, Dancers, Composers and Lighting Designers 26 July – 7 August 2010 | Newtown Dance Corner, Johannesburg angelique@ifas.org.za

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Script Reading and Mentorship Programme kicks off to a good start

Script Reading and Mentorship Programme kicks off to a good start

At 12.00pm this afternoon, the CEO of The National Arts Council, Ms Annabell Lebethe, officially opened the ‘So you think you can write?’ script reading and mentorship programme, an NAC initiative to develop young playwrights and which affords writers the opportunity to work with industry professionals and actors to have their scripts developed to the highest standard before moving into production.

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