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Oom Piet’s Story

As part of their 'Our Story, Your Story' project, Clowns Without Borders South Africa ran a series of Intercultural Workshops, involving participants from the communities of Touwsranten and Hoekwil. The sessions were an opportunity for participants to develop...

Clowning Around with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman

Myrto Papoulia and Tegan Arazny sat down with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman, Founder & Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders South Africa, on Wednesday, 21st June 2017. You can watch the full video (52 minutes)...

Exploring the Producers’ Bazaar

Janni Younge, the multi-award winning South African Puppeteer, facilitated the Cradle of Creativity’s Producers' Bazaar on 22nd and 23rd May 2017 at The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, Cape Town. The Bazaar emphasised the importance of making interpersonal connections...

Finding Commonality through Formal Pitches

It seems more important than ever for all involved in the Community Performance field to come together and share their ideas and experiences. Therefore, I was really excited when Monday, 22nd May, 2017 saw...

Is it just about Disability?

The Arts are not always as diverse, inclusive or accessible as we would like to think they may be. Having a disability, for instance, can be one of the hardest challenges for Young People...
young@home by Hillbrow Theatre

Speaking in a Language that Transcends Borders

OBISIKE: It Takes A Lion’s Heart This performance, the result of an international collaboration between Germany and Nigeria, highlighted the similarities between cultures on the theme of women’s rights and questions of self-determination. Strips of paper...

Performing Culture

As part of ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity, I was lucky enough to see performances Khokho's Treasure and Dear Mr Government, Please May I Have A Meeting With You Even Though I’m Six Years Old? These two very different productions...

A Look into Patrice Balbina’s World

The following podcast (6 minutes) explores the collaboratively devised, multi-lingual piece, Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, from the varied perspectives of the Director (Fraser Corfield), some of the Cast...

Africa Day – A Cradle Celebration

May 25th marked the annual celebration of Africa Day and, despite the rest of the Cradle of Creativity being in full swing, many delegates still found the time to enjoy a day of entertainment that showcased...

Audience Reactions

FTH:K's What Goes Up…, directed by Jayne Batzofin, is a gentle and playful piece that uses South African Sign Language to explore "the physical and emotional scopes of all things Up and Down". Having been created for...