Thursday 2 October 2014

Cape Town Fringe Festival

'In Performance - Building a Theatre' project on display during Cape Town Fringe Festival.In the meantime the new children's theatre next to Guga S'Thebe is getting its shape.

'In Performance - Building a Theatre'

Architecture students from Germany, South Africa, and the United States join forces with the local community to build a new venue for performing arts in Langa. The new building provides a place for the community to share their vibrant culture and to celebrate the arts. The young dancers of the Happy Feet Youth Project introduce the Guga S’Thebe Theatre to spectators by exploring dimensionality, sound, and atmospheric presence through the art of dancing in the newly built space for the first time.
In Performance – Building Theatre investigates two methods of building space: one through making with physical materials; and the other through movement and rhythm. Performed by Happy Feet Youth Project (Langa)

Costumes: FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht)
Textile Scenery: IXX creates (Amsterdam)
Choreography: Nathi Gigaba (Langa), Siviwe Mbinda (Langa), Saskia Oidtmann (Berlin)
Initiative: Nora Elisabeth Müller (Berlin) Building Design: RWTH Aachen University/ Peter Behrens School of Architecture, University of Applied Sciences/ Georgia Institute Of Technology/ CS Studio, Carin Smuts (Cape Town)
Project supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL, Showtex (Cape Town), Capetown Sewing

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