Young dancers encouraged to attend workshop at Soweto Theatre!

Over five productions will showcase talent, best professional work, kindergartens, community and festival spaces, for children and young people, alike.

The one–day showcase, which is part of a new partnership between ASSITEJ South Africa (the international association of theatre for children and young people) and the Naledi showcase serves several functions: to provide a space where professional work for young audiences can be viewed by the Naledi judges for consideration for the Theatre for Young Audiences award later in the year.

As we celebrate and commemorate the Youth Month -June 16, Sowetans are encouraged to come in huge numbers to the show.

It seeks to create access for audiences to groundbreaking theatre for children and young audiences in a vibrant space; and, to create a space for conversation, inspiration and debate around theatre for young audiences amongst artists, teachers, young people and potential funders.

Director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie says:” We need to find spaces to develop and showcase work for young audiences. Finding unique and innovative ways of speaking to the hearts and minds of our children and young people ensures not only a better, more connected audience today, but also develops a culture of theatre-going which ultimately contributes to a more informed, emotionally empathic and engaged society.

We are delighted that Soweto Theatre shares this vision.”

Local dancer Nkosinathi Gaar will also showcase his darting moves.
The Theatre for Young Audiences Showcase is open to all, and tickets can be booked through the Soweto Theatre.

Visit www.sowetotheatre.com or 011 930 7461/2/3.

For more information about the productions, or to find out more about the public conversations, contact Lulama Masimini, Theatre4Youth coordinator in Gauteng on theatre4youthgauteng@assitej.org.za or 011 028 6638.

It starts from 9am!

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