Thursday, June 6, 2013

Art News, Theatre News, Auditions, Music News, Film News and read about the Blackberry apps lab

News Around SA

Please click here to see more about Infecting The City

The Africa Centre is calling for proposals for its Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held from the 11th – 15th March 2014*.  

Infecting The City is a public arts festival that happens on the streets and various spaces of Cape Town, South Africa. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries and engage with or disrupt the daily activity on the streets and communal places of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD). The Festival's programme challenges audiences, breaches boundaries, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.

This call is looking for works from two categories: New Works and Restaged Works. Visual and performing artists and practitioners from other disciplines are invited to submit. The work can be a full ensemble piece, an intervention, a live performance, a visual art piece, an installation, a video, a happening, via social media, totally interactive or some other form newly imagined. All works should translate to or work within a public environment, and actively engage intentional and incidental audiences.  For more details about the call, time frames and process go to the webpage.

The deadline for this submission is the 15th August 2013 at 17h00. The short list will be released in mid-September 2013. Please watch the Facebook page for announcements.

(Source - Africa Centre) 

BlackBerry today announced the opening of its third BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa, to be based at the JoziHub mobile and ICT co-creation hub in Milpark, Johannesburg.
As a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship for aspiring students and developers, JoziHub is an ideal site for the new BlackBerry apps lab. The opening of the new lab follows the opening of the BlackBerry apps labs in Cape Town at the Bandwidth Barn in November 2012 and at the University of Pretoria (UP) in May 2012, which are now well established and successful institutions.

(Source - BlackBerry) 

Auditions & Art & Theatre News 

Cape Town Opera Chorus Auditions
Cape Town Opera will be holding auditions for ad hoc chorus singers for participation in their staged productions, concerts and international tours.

All experienced chorus singers are invited to audition on Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June 2013 at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore, Cape Town. Candidates will be required to prepare 2 Operatic Arias. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Please note: no audition will be granted without an appointment. Book by 10 June 2013. To book an audition slot, contact Philisa Sibeko on and 021 410 9850, or Marvin Kernelle on and 021 410 9999.

Cape Town Opera won the Opera Chorus of the Year award at the first international Opera Awards held in London in April this year.  Now you have a chance to join this very dynamic group of choral singers

The programme is designed to support musicians and music professionals with an established practice in South Africa, but who have carried out little or no work internationally.

The opening date for applications in the second round is 1st July 2013. The deadline for the submission of applications for the second round is 31st July 2013.

Please submit your Application Form including the attachments to Naseema Yusuf ( SAMRO Foundation, 20 De Korte Street, 4th Floor, 2017, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

kykNET Silwerskerm Filmfees
Do you have an existing short film, feature film or documentary?
kykNET Silwerskerm Fees has an open category this year, where you can enter your existing short film, feature film or documentary.
This will give your film the platform it needs to be seen by industry specialists.
Everyone who is anyone in the film industry will be at this film festival.
Entries close on the 30th June 2013.
Come and enjoy your own film premier at the festival in August.
See link below on how to enter and for additional information:

(Source - Pansa) 

Urgent Audition for Female Actress

PACOFS Bloemfontein is looking for a white, female actress with an Afrikaans accent, aged 50 - 60 to take over a role (the butcher's wife) in the production of "Madonna of Excelsior". An intensive three day rehearsal period starts on Monday the 10th June in Bloemfontein. The show has been performed previously, and the rehearsals are to settle the new performer into the role.
The tour starts on 13 June and includes shows in Bloem, Pretoria (State Theatre) and on the main programme of NAF in Grahamstown. The tour ends on the 28th of June.

The show is directed by Dutch director Roel Twijnstra and South African director Jerry Pooe.

More info, pictures and registration can be found on
Transport and accommodation are paid for, and a fee is offered for the period from 10 th till the 28th of june.

Interested actresses are asked to email a photograph, short motivation letter and a CV to by the end of today, THURSDAY.
Applicants will be contacted by Friday 7th of June.

Roel Twijnstra & Jerry Pooe

00 27 (0)79 2619986

(Source - Pansa) 

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