SHOWTIME MANAGEMENT is proud to announce first auditions for Great Heart. GREAT HEART is a new musical inspired by the life and music of Johnny Clegg and is scheduled to commence rehearsals in late 2014. As a first round of the casting process, we will be looking for suitable candidates for the 2 Principle Male Roles.
JOHANNESBURG: THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 2014 Call backs Friday 31 January 2014
DURBAN: SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2014 Call backs Sunday 2 February 2014
CAPE TOWN: MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2014 Call backs Tuesday 4 February 2014
PLEASE EMAIL NAMES OF ALL CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION to: firstname.lastname@example.org. SLOTS WILL BE ALLOCATED
Tshwane University of Technology: Two Part-time Lecturers
1. Part-time Lecturer: Visual Communication – Multimedia Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Visual Communication in the Faculty of the Arts s looking for a part-time lecturer: Visual Communication – Multimedia.
The Department of Visual Communication (Multimedia) has a tradition of excellence in teaching students in this course that is specifically designed to enable artists to enter the interactive and animated digital world.
Key performance areas:
Teaching 2nd and 3rd year level.
The ability to teach 3D modelling and animation on an advanced level.
Responsible for subject administration and assessments.
Teaching, research, community engagement, studio and academic administration.
Minimum qualifications: Honour’s or Masters degree
Minimum experience: 3 – 5 years lecturing experience 3 -5 years animation and 3D modelling industry experience
Technical skills in Advanced animation and 3D modelling
Theoretical skills in animation and 3D modelling
Teaching and Learning skills in animation and 3D modelling
Exceptional Communication skills
Software Requirements and Skills:
Adobe After Effects
Minimum Maya Requirements and Skills:
Additional Software fields: ZBrush MudBox
Other requirements: (e.g. work overtime/registration with professional board) Must be able to present a high level portfolio of Animation work
2. Part-time Lecturer: Visual Communication – Graphic Design Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Visual Communication in the Faculty of the Arts s looking for a part-time lecturer: Visual Communication – Graphic Design.
The Department of Visual Communication (Graphic Design) has a tradition of excellence in teaching students in this course that prides itself on having produced high-quality students who, in turn, have contributed to the world of communication design both nationally and internationally.
Key performance areas:
Teaching 3rd year level
The ability to teach Communication Design on an advanced 3rd year level.
Responsible for subject administration and assessments.
Teaching, research, community engagement, studio and academic administration
Minimum qualifications: Honour’s or Masters degree - DESIGN related, focus on Communication Design
Minimum experience: 1 -3 years lecturing experience in a tertiary institution 2-3 years design industry experience
Technical skills in Advanced Communication Design in all mediums
Theoretical skills in Visual Communication Theory
Teaching and Learning skills in Research within the field of Design
Exceptional Communication skills
Skilled in ADOBE Master Collection
Other requirements: (e.g. work overtime/registration with professional board) Must be able to present a high level portfolio of design work
KickstArt looking for Singers for Sweeney Todd and Dancers for Aladdin Durban’s top independent theatre company, KickstArt, are holding auditions for two large scale musical theatre projects due to take place in the second half of 2014: the incredible Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd in August, and the family pantomime, Aladdin scheduled for December.
Auditions will be held on Saturday February 15 at the Playhouse’s Mayville Studios in Ramsay Road. Sweeney Todd auditions will be held from 10am-1pm, and Aladdin auditions from 2.30pm-4pm.
“We are looking for strong, classically inclined singers for Sweeney Todd, and versatile, charismatic dancers for Aladdin,” says Steven Stead, KickstArt’s Executive Director.
Singers interested in auditioning for Sweeney Todd need to learn the whole opening number of the show, The Ballad of Sweeney Todd, and arrive at 10am to put their names on a list. The sheet music for the audition song is available from the producers: just email email@example.com for a copy. It is not absolutely necessary to memorise the audition song, candidates may sing from the score, but they must be totally familiar with the music and be able to act while singing. Candidates must be able to sing to a very high level and be adept at harmony work. They must also be able to speak English with a Cockney/London accent. All races and ages welcome.
Sweeney Todd will rehearse from 13 July, and run at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 7-24 August.
Dancers for Aladdin will be auditioned in a group at 2.30pm. Male and female dancers aged 18-35 may audition. Please sign in from 2pm. Please arrive warmed up, wearing appropriate dance clothing, and ladies please bring cabaret heels and ballet pumps. Being able to sing is an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.
Aladdin will rehearse from 10 November, and perform at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 5 December -11 January.
For further enquiries, please contact KickstArt via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production Dates: Provisionally 28 April – 3 May 2014.
“This fresh adaptation of the story by Mark Twain is a hilarious exploration of the relationship between men and women. Lonely and bored, Adam is sent Eve, an inquisitive woman with a flair for giving Earth's creatures their proper names. And though inarticulate Adam would rather play with rocks than talk to Eve, he eventually discovers a newfound appreciation for her as they weather expulsion from Eden and become new parents.”
ADAM: (MALE) 20’s – 40’s. Must be able to do a British Accent.
East Coast Media / Movietech is offering an Accredited Learnership in Film & Television Production in Durban.
Are you interested in a career in digital Film & Television Production, Media, Arts and Technology? Have you demonstrated creative or technical ability? Are you disciplined and hard working? If so, then the Film, Video and Television industry might be a good career choice for you.
Learn Directing, Camerawork, Editing, Scriptwriting, and other production skills, as well as gain practical experience.
Matriculants, Technology or Arts graduates that are unemployed and available for a period of 12 months are encouraged to apply.
This Learnership will lead to the accredited qualification: National Certificate: Film & Television Production (NQF5)
Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid and will receive a monthly stipend. Learners should be able to travel to Durban daily.
To apply please call Mrs. N. Mdlalose (between 9am-4pm) on 079 479 7985 to access application procedures.
Applications are invited for various internship positions at Catalina UnLtd / Catalina Theatre that will include the following fields: marketing and sales, theatre administration & box office, maintenance and technical (sound and lighting), directing and producing. A tertiary qualification in the appropriate field would be advantageous, alternatively, 1-3 years’ experience in the chosen field.
Deadline for the above intern positions is Wednesday 29 January 2014.
Call for applications for funding 2014: Arts Projects and International Bursaries
The National Arts Council hereby invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the performing arts (theatre, dance, music and multi-discipline) to submit their applications for project funding.
Closing date: 28 February 2014 Outcomes date: 31 May 2014
Applications are invited for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, facilitate access to the arts and markets. Furthermore, applications that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. Projects that celebrate the 20 years anniversary of freedom and democracy are also encouraged to apply. Please note that projects involved in Literature, Visual Arts and Crafts will be invited during the course of the year.
Post-graduate students wishing to pursue arts studies abroad in the fields of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts are also invited to apply. Students willing to access NAC funding should be prepared to return to and work in South Africa to support the development of the arts in the country.
Conditions for acceptance of applications:
- All relevant sections of the application form must be filled in completely;
- All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form;
- Applications must be submitted on or before 28 February 2014.
This invitation is also open to arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities.
Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded fromwww.nac.org.za
For more information, contact the Arts Development Officers at the NAC office.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY POSTED, COURIERED AND HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113 66 Margaret Mcingana Street, Market Theatre Precinct, Newtown, 2113 Tel: 011 838 1383 Fax 011 838 6363 E-mail: email@example.com
Hundreds of young musicians are expected to apply to audition for a place in the prestigious South African National Youth Orchestra.
This year the Foundation boasts a whole series of Nationals courses and programmes for young orchestral musicians between the ages of 13 and 25 that have attained a minimum Grade 6 music level. The courses help to equip young people with the skills to perform in a professional musical environment, and introduce them to a necessary network of fellow musicians. In the orchestra’s big celebration year they will be performing in the pit for Vuyani Dance Theatre’s 15th anniversary production “Full Moon” in April/May in Johannesburg, then the National Youth Wind Orchestra will gather in Durban in June/July for the Sasol Winter Course and in December the National Youth Orchestra for 2014 will play alongside National Youth Orchestra alumni spanning its five decades, starting in Stellenbosch and Cape Town and doing a tour of South Africa.
The orchestra has appeared on stage with some of the worlds’ best, among them Sir Roger Norrington, Gérard Korsten, Judith Sephuma and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Archbishop had this to say about the orchestra, “Music is important in the lives of young people, it is rare not to see a young person engrossed in music. The National Youth Orchestra is important because it opens up another world of music to the youth. It allows them to become makers of the music not just listeners. Youth in South Africa have so many opportunities available to them and my hope is that they are able to engage themselves fully in these opportunities.”
To make the courses open to all who wish to attend, bursaries, scholarships and payment plans are available. Applications are now open, and can be completed online on their website atwww.sanyo.org.za. Applications close on 28 February 2014. Young musicians wishing to apply must play an orchestral instrument, be of at least Grade 6 music level and be resident in Southern Africa. To apply visit www.sanyo.org.za or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools are encouraged to make bookings to expose learners to Mandela’s life story
The phenomenal success of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, since its release on 28 November last year, continues as people flock to cinemas around the country to share in his life story. The film, which has earned a much-coveted Oscar nomination for its beautiful love song, Ordinary Love, from super band U2, tells the story of one of the world’s greatest global icons, while it reveals an important part of this country’s history.
“Throughout his life, no matter what the circumstances, Nelson Mandela fought for freedom for the people of South Africa against a repressive and unjust government and its apartheid system. His life lessons, and all that he stood and fought for, need to be shared. For this reason, Ster-Kinekor in partnership with producer Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment, is offering special screenings of the film to schools across South Africa,” says Fiaz Mahomed, CEO of Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
“This is a magnificent film in its own right. However, the fact that it allows us to understand and appreciate what Madiba went through in order to achieve a democratic South Africa and freedom for all, is a history lesson to which we should all be exposed. The current school learners were born into a free South Africa, but it is important for them to understand what sacrifices were made along this road to freedom. This special ticket offer for schools gives them that opportunity – and we encourage as many schools as possible to take advantage of it.”
Schools can make a block booking for their learners (over the age of 10) to go and watch Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for the first two shows of the day, from Monday to Thursday, at a specially reduced rate. Tickets and block bookings for these special school screenings can be purchased by contacting Nerisha Maharaj at Ster-Kinekor Theatres on: 011 445 8589 or via e-mail on:email@example.com.
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a fitting tribute to our beloved ‘Madiba’, the late former South African President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. We urge schools to make the booking to give their learners a wonderful history lesson on the big screen,” concludes Mahomed.
For more information, visit: www.sterkinekor.com. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | Follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @SKTheatres.
Internships available in the following departments:
Radio Technical Operations
Radio Archives / Librarian
Technology: Television Operations
Various IT Positions
TV Sport Production
Radio Program Production / Producing
Policy and Regulation Affairs
Matric certificate Successfully completed a 3 year degree/diploma in the discipline the application is being made Must be proficient in the use of MS Office. MS Project literacy in certain disciplines will be an advantage. Be a South African citizen and under the age of 35. Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written) Good communication skills Be prepared to enter into a learning agreement for 10 months commencing on 1 March 2014 Aptitude tests and other criteria will be utilised to determine suitability and entry into the programme Apply directly to the relevant internship as per the email address given Apply directly to your relevant province
Please note There are no guaranteed of employment after completion of the programme
This year, the agenda for Mobile East Africa 2014 has finally been
launched. Since its first running in 2010, this agenda has shown itself to be
the most progressive and comprehensive.
To make Mobile East Africa’s position to be the leading business technology
event in the region, this agenda has to deliver to you. Here is how it will be
·Tomi Ahonen(measured by Forbes as the
world's most influential expert in mobile in 2012) will deliver a Special
Address. To have confirmed someone with the global reputation that Tomi has is
evidence of the commitment to making this the technology
conference of 2014 in the region.
Ahonen is going to deliver 60 minutes of the best sort of information that will
propel you and your organisation in 2014 at maximum velocity.
·This year's conference will kick off with a "Leaders
of Mobile" session. Already confirmed for this are Andrew Waititu (MD Eastern Africa,
SAP), Jose Henriques (Group VP Data, Airtel Africa), a senior
representative from IBM, and John Waibochi (CEO, Virtual City), to name a few.
The contributors have agreed to give their perspectives on growth and what
needs to be done to achieve it.
·There is a massive focus on monetisation, business models, innovation
and creativity. It is believed that these are the four key factors that will stimulate
future growth. Presenters have been secured who have gained worldwide
exposure due to their expertise in these core areas.
·Presentations have been confirmed from a multitude of countries. Contributors from Kenya, Hong Kong, Tanzania, India, Uganda, South
Africa and the United Kingdom will be given recognition for its international
·To end the conference, plans are put into place to run a unique
"celebrating and learning from failure" session. For too long, failure has been the elephant in the room. Leading
thinkers and entrepreneurs are going to celebrate their hard earned lessons -
so everyone can benefit.
And that's just covering the main two-day conference. Over the
next 10 days we're going to lay out plans for the second annual Mobile
Marketing East Africa Focus Day which will be held on Tuesday 11 February and
to provide you with a breakdown of Tomi Ahonen's full day workshop on Friday 14
Now this is not your average movie. First off take note of the wonderful title sequence to begin with.
Like a breath of fresh air.
As for the movie we join Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) a day dreamer of note. He tends to zone out from time to time and disappear into his ideal world. The company he works for starts downsizing and he has a problem at hand. He needs to find a photo from the legendary photographer Sean O'Connell (A brilliant Sean Penn).
Where could that image be? He searches high and low and his search takes him on an adventure of travel.
At the same time he is trying to impress Cheryl Melhoff (Kirsten Wiig) while at the same time he tries to avoid the nasty corporate clown (A superb Adam Scott).
This film features a fine performance by Ben Stiller and he shows us he has great directing skills as well.
Will he find that photo? Does he get the girl? Does he lose his job?
I guess you will have to watch to movie to find out.
The ONLY person with tickets to spare is East Coast Radio’s Darren Maule.
How badly do you want them?
(East Coast Radio's Darren Maule licks a glass door - Picture Supplied)
Listeners are turning up the gross factor with East Coast Radio’s Lick It… For A Ticket competition. Bryan Adams fans, desperate to watch the star in action, have been sending in photos of their tongues in all sorts of despicable positions.
How toe-curling does licking a toilet bowl sound? Would you lick a gooey piece of gum on the tarmac? Or the yucky stuff from under someone’s shoe? How about licking someone else’s plate clean?
Would you let your tongue connect with a car tyre, someone’s smelly toe or the handrail of an escalator at a shopping mall?
Just how desperate are fans for Bryan Adams tickets when there are none available to buy?
Darren Maule and the Breakfast Stack team are about to find out when they line-up the grossest lickers and give one of them a chance to win tickets to the concert.
Says Doug Place, Marketing Executive of Ster-Kinekor Theatres: “South Africans love the movies, and they love watching their favourite actors doing what they do best on the big screen. As the 2014 Oscar season officially kicks off today with this year’s Academy Award nominations, we are inviting everyone to join in the excitement and anticipation that is the Oscars, by creating a buzz about it all.
“We are delighted to announce that all nine of the films announced today as contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, are on the Ster-Kinekor circuit. Some were released towards the end of last year, some are currently playing and others will be released over the next two months. This is a true testament to the fact that we have access to the very best commercial and art-house films, and that the only way to appreciate them fully is by watching them on one of our big screens,” comments Place.
But, in addition to getting everyone talking all things Oscars, Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau have also decided to test everyone’s movie knowledge.
“People love being tested and showing off what they know about the movies and the cast and crew that make up each film. We have taken this to the next level by creating fictitious award categories that will really test our followers’ knowledge of the movies. Playing the quiz will be fun, interactive and rewarding, if you know the answers!” Place explains.
Using that favourite Oscar phrase, ‘And the Award goes to…’, the Cinema Nouveau Oscars Quiz with a difference will launch on the Cinema Nouveau Facebook page on Friday 17 January 2014. The more questions you answer correctly, the more chances you have of winning great prizes. But, if you get stuck, you can always call on the favours – and movie knowledge – of one of your friends.
The interactive quiz is designed to be fun, will have you guessing but, it will also be the ultimate test of your movie knowledge. As an example, one of the questions is: ‘And the Award for Best Use of a Really Small Cast in a Space Drama goes to…?’. If you think you know the answer, like the Cinema Nouveau Facebook page, link to the app and start playing.
Winners will be announced on a weekly basis and prizes include an Oscar DVD box set and double movie tickets.
Oscar Nominees announced today, 16 January 2014:
The following Oscar-nominated movies have been, are currently or will be screened at Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau cinemas nationwide. The 86th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on 02 March 2014 in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
Nine films have been nominated for Best Picture, offering local movie-lovers a feast of the best of the best on the big screen, in the run-up to the Awards ceremony. They are:
Gravity – released in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 18 October 2013
Captain Phillips – released in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 15 November 2013
Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau continually strive to provide audiences with the latest top-rated movies in both the mainstream and art movie categories. With the completion of the digital conversion in all our cinemas towards the end of last year, the only way to fully appreciate the craftsmanship of these multi-nominated films is to view them as they were created to be viewed – on the big screen.
“As we start the countdown to the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, take the opportunity to enjoy watching the best of film in the comfort of one of our cinemas, and join in on the ‘Oscar Buzz’. We’d love to know who you think is taking an Oscar home this year,” concludes Place.
Follow the ‘Oscar Buzz’ with Cinema Nouveau on Facebook – Cinema Nouveau or on Twitter - @nouveaubuz. Join the conversation with #Oscarbuzz.
To book tickets for these Oscar contenders and for more information, please visit:www.cinemanouveau.co.za | mobi-site:www.sterkinekor.mobi |Ticketline: 082 16789 (VAS rates apply) | Facebook: CinemaNouveau| Follow us on Twitter: @nouveaubuzz. Download the SK App for updates and to make bookings via your mobile phone.
on the novel Beautiful Creatures, comes a fantasy romance as well as plenty of
drama, about two teenagers trying to find how they fit together under the
watchful eye of the town’s residents. Directed by Richard La Gravenese; who is
also known for the movies; P.S. I Love You and Freedom Writers, brings out a
new side to him, by bringing the fantasy of a Halloween favourite, witches and
warlocks; otherwise known in this movie, as Casters. With every book being
better than any movie that is depicted on a novel, Beautiful Creatures took a
turn for the worst as there is detail galore in the Beautiful Creatures Novel.
But that is due to happen since a movie budget is quite a different story than
Even though not reading the book myself I do
feel that the movie brought a wonderful story line to Ethan and Lena’s love
because reading a book is not the same, images in words creates a picture in
your mind’s eye, whereas in a film you there with them, you feel it too. The
graphics and photography of this film was another mindblower. This movie was
set in the right location...
in a small town known as Gatlin in South Carolina is Ethan Wate (Alden
Ehrenreich), a typical 16 year old guy. Longing to leave this small town,
Ethan’s life changes dramatically within one night, in a way where new and dark
secrets come to light.
Meeting a new mysterious girl on the first day
of sophomore year, Ethan begins on a mission to find out what it is about her,
and what pulls them together.
Lena (Alice Englert), the strange girl who
came from nowhere, comes to live with her uncle who is not liked at all by the
rest of the residents who reside in Gatlin. With strange tattoos, weird
behaviour and strange relatives, Lena is not one to be messed with. But the
people, who you might think are the wrong type, can be the most gentle if
chosen to be and people who think they are as pure as day yet conniving and
abrasive. If some one comes for a reason, would you believe in its signs? Would
you follow them, even if it might kill you?
The first of the popular Acoustic Axents Music Series for 2014 kicks off on Wednesday, 15th January at St. Clements restaurant on Musgrave road, from 18h00 to 20h00.
Featuring a stress-free blend of acoustic music by Richard and Graham Ellis plus Riaz Carim, concert style, in a cosy lounge, their special guest is singer/songwriter, Tiffany Sheppard.
Drinks and meals are available. The recommended donation fee is : R30
Please come and ease into a relaxing year with the Acoustic Axents Team. (Source - St Clements)
Monday 20 January – 10 am until 12 noon – Masterclass.
Dette Glashouwer from the Netherlands will facilitate a workshop on translating ideas into action and ways to gain autobiographical knowledge to create universal art.
The workshop focuses on how to gain awareness mentally and physically and to perform it right away. Ideal for performers, directors and teachers.
The workshop is free but bookings are essential. Book through PANSA on 031-2014750.
Limited space at universities does not mean the end for determined youth
As the country celebrates the achievements of the Class of 2013 with statistics about pass rates, distinctions and university exemptions making the headlines, the reality for many hardworking youngsters is that despite having done enough to qualify for university entry, there are simply not enough places available at the country’s public institutions.
In 2013, a total of 181 921 matriculants from private and public schools passed with marks that would qualify them for tertiary education and Bachelors’ degree study.
Tens of thousands of these pupils will have applied to public universities however Dr Linda Meyer, Dean of Studies at Boston City Campus & Business College, says that approximately one in four applications that are made will be accepted.
‘If one uses the example of three leading public institutions in Gauteng – they have approximately 33 500 spaces for undergraduates but receives over 129 000 applications from matriculants who have qualified to study at university. The question is where do those who have not been accepted go? What alternatives do they have?’ she says.
The benefits of having a tertiary qualification are numerous, most significantly it increases the chance of employment.
‘Only six percent of graduates are unemployed with total youth unemployment currently sitting at 36%. South Africa’sgraduate unemployment rate compares favourably with those of developed countries. Despite arguments that there is a crisis in graduate employment, the situation is quite healthy. An increasing number of black graduates are being employed in the private sector.’
The traditional correspondence study route does offer an alternative, however this methodology is not suited to everyone,’ explains Meyer. Only 45% of intakes at public institutions actually complete.’
What is needed are private higher education institutions which accommodate those who achieve university exemption but also offer the kind of comprehensive support structure that is needed to ensure students successfully complete their chosen field of study and are at the same time adequately prepared for the workplace.
At Boston City Campus & Business College where Meyer is Dean of Studies, approximately 70% of those that enrol actually complete their studies. This can be attributed to the student-centred focus, quality of staff and interactive engagement that students at Boston receive. More importantly, the graduate unemployment rate for holders of qualifications in commerce, science and accounting is as low as 3.1%.
‘Whilst public universities may be subsidised by the government and so are more affordable than private institutions, for many students the chance of dropping out or failing is far higher. This makes private higher education institutions an attractive option for those who are determined to see their studies through,’ says Meyer.
More information on Boston City Campus & Business College is available at www.boston.co.za.