SA WOMEN’S ARTS FESTIVAL IN DURBAN
The Playhouse Company, celebrates its annual SA Women’s Arts Festival in Durban’s Playhouse complex between 2 and 13 August 2022.
Featuring a stellar roster of cultural icons, this lynchpin event on our county’s Women’s Month calendar has long been one of the flagships of the Company’s yearly Arts Plan.
“Over the years, our role in underlining the great value women bring to bear on all aspects of South Africa’s national life has become one which we cherish with pride,” says Lynda Bukhosini, Playhouse Company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director. “This year, we have once again curated a programme for our SA Women’s Arts Festival audiences that highlights the gravitas, creativity and joy our women contribute to the well-being of our Society, not least through their wide-ranging impact on South Africa’s cultural landscape.”
The SA Women’s Arts Festival will see an enticing series of events and productions being presented in venues across The Playhouse complex. Headlining the Festival roster are three productions running in The Drama Theatre. These comprise a cutting-edge Dance programme of historic identity exploration, an A-list Gala Concert of Music and Song, and a dazzling evening of high-end Comedy.
Women in Concert, the Festival’s glitzy Gala event, takes place in the Drama Theatre on Friday 12 August at 18:00.
Directed by Ralph Lawson, this will feature a powerhouse line-up of leading artists, including Ami Faku, Xolile Mncwango, Berry Trytsman, and Xolisa Dlamini with Poetry by Siphokazi Jonas.
MC is Stacey Norman
Tickets are R100 per person book via webtickets
Also in the Drama Theatre, All Women Comedy on Saturday 13 August at 14:30, adds a lighter note to the Women’s Arts Festival mix. Sharing the spotlight are KZN’s premier female comics, Jailoshini Naidoo, Lisa Bobbert and Annie Botha. Expect a rollercoaster ride of side splitting fun and laughter. Tickets are R120 per person.
Adding to the attractions of these mainstage events are a line-up of stimulating socio active discussion sessions, as well as a number of free contemporary programmes of music, song and dance.
Finally, two engagingly curated exhibitions will be held in the Main Foyer areas throughout the festival. Nguni Shades themed “My African Dream” celebrates black consciousness, the spirit of Ubuntu and showcases our elegant African fashion. Nguni Shades will profile learners to showcase pieces of their fine African elegance couture that represents Africanism.
Arts and Crafts Exhibition gives a platform to Hlengiwe Dube, specialist author of the culture and language Zulu Beadwork. Ms Dube has been involved in many development projects locally and internationally, passing her skills in beadwork and also in telephone wire weaving.
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