Nhimbe at AU Meeting Of The 2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee On Youth, Culture And Sports

Nhimbe attended the African Union (AU) meeting of the Second Ordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC – YCS2) which was held on the 13-17 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The session was held under the theme ‘African Year of Human Rights: promoting ethics and cultural diversity as an essential right for the people of Africa’ and it resulted in the crafting of a report with the following considerations regarding culture:

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Nhimbe Children In Theatre and Television students write and feature in plays

A CiTT student wrote and co-directed a play while three other CiTT students starred in productions that were performed in June.

CiTT student Wandile Ndlovu wrote and co-directed The Virus, which starred CiTT students Valentine Ngwenya and Loveness Gava and premiered at the Bulawayo Theatre on the 24 June.

While student Bruce Mutero starred in the Theatre for Everyone production titled Kosha and The Drifter, written by Farai Mpofu and directed by Mgcini Nyoni that premiered at Elite 400 in Bulawayo on the 24 June.

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WOMEN IN THEATRE & TELEVISION – WiTT STRENGHTENS LINKS WITH PANSA

This year the Grahamstown Festival spotlights women, with almost 80% of the works having women commanding centre stage or being written, directed or curated by women in honour of the sixtieth year since the historic 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings.

WiTT will be represented by Nonhlalo Dube at the PANSA Theatre Directors-In-Waiting Indaba.

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COLLABORATION WITH PANSA’S THEATRE DIRECTORS-IN-WAITING INDABA

The Performing Arts Network of Southern Africa (PANSA) has invited Nhimbe to participate at a two day Theatre Directors-In-Waiting Indaba to be held at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa from 5 – 9 July.
The Indaba seeks to explore new methodologies of identifying theatre directors who are permanently sidelined from the mainstream of creative development, opportunities to create entry level

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