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Artscape News (14 to 28 September 2011)

Spring brings new vigour to Artscape

Spring has sprung and is blowing new vigour onto the stages of the Artscape Theatre Centre. The programme for the next two weeks includes two musicals, contemplating tradition; contemporary dance, an art exhibition and drama.

Fiddler on the Roof – 10 September to 1 October 2011 (± 2,5 hrs)

THE Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents a musical that is rich in historical ethnic detail. It has touched audiences around the world with its humour, warmth and honesty. Its universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Fiddler of the Roof’s celebrated score features songs loved the world over. Tickets range from R90 to R200 at the Opera House.

  • For media information, call Teddy Davies at 021 434 2064, 083 396 3132, e-mail: [email protected]

Waiting for Rain – 16 to 22 September 2011 (± 1,75 hrs)

ANNUALLY Jazzart’s performance company collaborates with some of South Africa’s most talented arts practitioners to develop a Spring Season Performance unlike any other. Every third year this season doubles as the final practical assessment, and performance showcase, for graduates of Jazzart’s Training Programme. This year will feature the graduating class of 2011, alongside the consummate professionals of Jazzart’s Performance Company. This season promises to offer the best of contemporary dance in its most innovative and entertaining form. Tickets cost R100 at the Theatre.

  • For media information, call Jackie Maanyapelo at 087 722 1287, 072 210 9012, e-mail: [email protected]

Paul Schöne Arts Exhibition – 20 September to 2 October 2011

THIS modern exhibition offers an exciting display of large original acrylic landscape and abstract paintings on stretched canvas. The collection of works is a superb sample of the vibrant and colourful style that has become the signature of popular artist, Paul Schöne. In the Marble Foyer.

  • For media information, call Paul Schöne at 021 945 1931, 073 058 8969, e-mail: [email protected].

Ibhekil’ Evuzayo (Leaking Calabash) – 21 to 24 September 2011 (± 1 hr)

FOLLOWING a successful run at the 2011 Grahamstown National Arts Festival, this vibrant new musical presentation tells the story of a young Xhosa man’s traditional journey into manhood. It is an energetic performance that displays the richness of IsiXhosa culture. Featuring the Abavuki marimba band, Ezomthonyama traditional group and Buyel’ekhaya traditional dancers. Tickets cost R50 at the Arena.

  • For media information, call Marc le Chat at 021 433 0347, 082 990 6910, e-mail: [email protected].

Victor Ntoni Tribute Concert – 23 & 24 September 2011 (± 3 hrs)

A TRIBUTE to living jazz legend Victor Ntoni, one of South Africa’s most esteemed jazz artists, who was born in Langa, Cape Town’s oldest township. The performance offers a contemporary anthology, influenced by traditional South African sounds. Tickets cost R80 at the Theatre.

  • For media information, call Marc le Chat at 021 433 0347, 082 990 6910, e-mail: [email protected].

Shakespeare Schools Festival – 25 September 2011 (± 6 hrs)

THE internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Schools Festival that has been running for ten years in the United Kingdom (UK) is launching its first pilot festivals in South Africa in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Each year in the UK the festival encourages five hundred schools and up to 4 000 high school learners, to perform abridged ‘thirty minute’ versions of the Bard’s plays in their local theatres throughout the country. In Cape Town six groups of high school learners will perform 30-minute versions of the most well known Shakespearian plays. Tickets cost R60 at the Arena.

  • For media information, call Kseniya Fillinova at 021 674 5968, 072 233 2074, e-mail: [email protected].

Mary and the Conqueror – 29 September to 15 October 2011 (± 1,5 hrs)

ON a deserted beach somewhere in history, Mary Renault is drinking a beer, when Alexander the Great washes up in front of her. In the ensuing meeting between the writer and her most famous subject, we travel through history and swim across time to see where these two people came from and how they’ve ended up here. In the process we meet Alexander’s life-long lover, Hephaistion and Renault’s lover, Mullard. Tickets range from R60 to R80 at the Arena.

Coming soon

*Never too Late – Theatre, 30 September 2011

*Onderweg – Opera House, 1 October 2011

*Sizodanisa Genée Community Project – Theatre, 3 to 5 October 2011

*Genée Ballet Competition Semis – Theatre, 6 & 7 October 2011

*Genée Dance Challenge – Theatre, 8 October 2011

*Genée Ballet Competition Final – Opera House, 9 October 2011

*Artscape National Youth Music Competition – Theatre, 11 to 15 October 2011

*La Traviata – Opera House, 11 to 22 October 2011

Bookings:        Artscape Dial-A-Seat at Tel: 021 421-7695

                        Computicket at Tel: 083 915-8000 or http://www.computicket.com

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