Award-winning theatre company, Ubom! & the Rhodes Drama Department
are delighted to again bring you a new dazzling family show
BLEEK ISLAND ADVENTURE
DIRECTOR | Kyla Davis (Director of the Well-Worn Theatre Company) & Noxolo Donyeli (Director of Wangai)
Time | 9am & 11am
Venue | Main Theatre
There once was a place, a terrible, terrible place, where everyone was nasty and sad and full of anger; where no good things happened and where hope was but a dim shadow. On this Island of Bleek, was a single rule: “what's mine is mine, what's yours is yours and don't DARE make yourself at home”.
That is until, one day, a curious stranger arrived and everything on that awful Island changed forever...
BLEEK ISLAND ADVENTURE is a funny and moving family show about sharing, compassion and the spirit of Ubuntu. Join us and be thrilled and enchanted by magical storytelling and fun-filled song and dance.
This production features a sparkling company of talented performers.
BLEEK ISLAND ADVENTURE will be performed for Eastern Cape schools from Monday 23rd March to Friday 27th March. Please contact Zipho on 046 603 8771/ firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to secure a booking.
Duration: 45 Minutes
Theatre in Motion ‘14
Exciting | Innovative | New
Box Theatre | Main Theatre
Rhodes University Drama Department proudly presents the programme for Theatre in Motion 2014. Theatre in Motion is an annual festival showcasing examination pieces from young, innovative and talented performers in the Drama Department tasked with creating original and inspiring theatre pieces from their extensive study over the year. This year’s Theatre in Motion consists of two programmes: Programme A which features Honours and Masters Choreography works, and Programme B which features Drama 3 Physical Theatre, Drama 3 Visual Theatre, and Honours Contemporary Performance works.
Theatre In Motion Introduction
By HOD Juanita Praeg
This theatre making and performance programme of examination work is devised as a way of featuring work from various papers and options in the Masters, Honours and the third year programme including contemporary performance, choreography, physical performance, visual theatre, site specific choreography and theatre design. Theatre in Motion 2014 highlights the corporeal imagination and investment in the making and performing of original theatre works and performance events.
I have noted a shift - or in some instances, a rupture - from more conventional ways of framing the performative event with many of the works engaging with new ways of envisioning and utilising the theatrical space. Quite a few of the works are site specific or demand a more interactive participation from the audience. A play with unusual and provocative ways of framing work, the inter- animating logic of engaging live technologies and popular forms of social networking in the performance moment and the sharing of new ways of disseminating performance-as-research reveal the diversity of approaches to perceiving and shaping the theatrical and performance encounter. These theatrical and performance experiments reveal that our students persist in questioning with curiosity and verve, the meanings of the performative exchange.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of this department for their deep commitment to supervising and supporting these creative and performative encounters and for stimulating curiosity in their students - and also to commend the students on their dedicated work, energy and offerings.
Rhodes University Drama Department presents the annual programme for Theatre in Motion.
Theatre in Motion is an annual festival showcasing examination pieces from young and talented performers in the Rhodes Drama Department. Physical Performance, Contemporary Performance, Choreography and the new Visual Theatre all create superior theatre pieces from their extensive study over the year. The work is original and inspiring, intelligent, disturbing and delightful.