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...

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.”...

A Grand Day of Stories and Sharing

Facilitated by Drama For Life (DFL) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, the Storytelling Focus Day burst into action at City Hall today as DFL master's students energetically invited audience participation right from the outset....

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...
Cradle of Creativity Focus Day, held in the township of Vrygrond, was on the theme of Theatre for Social Change

Perceptions of Home in Vrygrond

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear”...
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...

Drama & Maths Education: Crossing the River

The Cradle of Creativity’s Focus Day on Theatre as Education saw an interactive, energetic and embodied Maths lesson take place in the afternoon. Professor Kennedy Chinyowa (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa) and Selloane Mokuku...

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...
iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

A Day at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub

On Sunday 21st May, I attended the Focus Day on Theatre for Healing at the iThemba Labantu Cultural Hub. The following is a video diary of my reactions to the various seminars and performances I attended,...
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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