Healing Through the Arts

On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Guga S’thebe Cultural Hub in Langa Township played host to a Focus Day on Theatre for Healing. The contributors brought in different and diverse perspectives - the day's activities ranged from...

Dancers of the Cradle

In its second week, the Cradle of Creativity hosted two Focus Days on Dance Theatre for Young People (Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th, 2017). The sessions during these days included a workshop on "Empathy as...

Applied Puppetry

This is Dialogue's second article in our series about Objects with Objectives at the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017 - to see our first post, a teaser video from their workshops, please click here. Objects with...

Production Pitches and Questions of Quality

On Wednesday, 23rd May, 2017 I attended the Producer’s Bazaar as part of the Cradle of Creativity. A day of networking, performances and discussions, the Producer’s Bazaar was an exciting and thought-provoking experience. The...

Be Wilder Man

Be Wilder Man is a delightful Immersive Theatre experience for young students. The children are invited to come up with their own questions and answers as they discover a new, imaginary world. “What a privilege. It was absolutely awesome.”...
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African Dance Workshop

The African Dance Workshop was led by Letlhogonolo Nche, a South African Northern Cape Dancer. It explored traditional rhythms and gave participants an exciting and energetic dance experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfYVFfx43E

From Sensory Dramaturgy to Double Diamond Devising

The Cradle of Creativity has seen Theatre-makers from around the world sharing some exciting tools and techniques. The Write Local, Play Global workshop offered participants a taste of "Sensory Dramaturgy", while Samantha Provenzano and Ally Tufenkijan...

What Would You Like to Transform?

The second Focus Day at the cultural hub of Gugu S’Thembe was on the topic of Theatre for Healing. Facilitators, Educators and Artists alike gathered for a roundtable discussion at Langa Township’s Old Post...

Theatre for Babies – A Unique Proposal

The Baby Dance Workshop was facilitated by Dalija Acin Thelander, a Swedish Choreographer and Cultural Practitioner. I attended the first of her series of three workshops presented at ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. To begin the session,...

After School Game Changer Programme

I met up with Mandisa Qwosha, from Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation, along with Marius Mama, Errienne Matwan and Harrington Tiny Ngaleka, from the South African Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). These four incredibly inspiring...