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IFAS and the National Arts Festival: 20 years of cooperation

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between IFAS and the National Arts Festival. Since 1996, over forty productions across all genres supported by IFAS have been presented in Grahamstown as part of a dynamic and inspiring partnership. During the France-South Africa Seasons 2012-2013, a significant programme of highly acclaimed French artists and productions were presented at the National Arts Festival.

The 2016 edition of the festival will highlight the strong bonds of collaboration, dialogue and mutual understanding between our two institutions and also between the artists of our two countries. It will include the inter-medial performance Les Cenci: A Story about Artaud by Gopala Davies, a piano recital by Ammiel Bushakevitz, and concerts with French accordionist Daniel Mille at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, in partnership with the Alliance Française and a talk about Matisse as part of the Thinkfest programme, before the opening of the exhibition in Johannesburg on 12 July.

As part of the fringe festival, Theatre Thump! from Bordeaux France, in association with ASSITEJ SA, will give a series of workshops as part of the French-South African creative arts project "My partner, my audience and I...", a continued theatre educational project initiated in Mpumalanga, South Africa in February 2015. The company will also present visual and musical street performances of the public art shows "Flowers of Silence" and "Lenyalo".
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Ammiel Bushakevitz
Piano Recital
Songs without Words from Three Generations

BEETHOVEN ROOM
Sunday 3 July  - 19:00
Tuesday 5 July  - 15:00
Duration: 1hr 30min (Incl. 10min interval)
Age Restriction: 12+
Tickets: Full price R70 | Concessions R65

 

Les Cenci: a Story about Artaud 
Internedial performance

Director: Gopala Davies
Stage manager: Daniella Brews

Cast:
Fiona Ramsay
Cassius Davids
Charlie Bouguenon
Macmillan Mabaleka
Martin Van Heerden

VICTORIA THEATRE
Monday 4 July - 20:00
Tuesday 5 July - 14:00 & 20:00
Wednesday 6 July - 14:00 & 20:00
Duration: 1hr (no interval)
Age recommendation: 16+
Tickets: Full price R75 | Concessions R70

 

Daniel Mille – Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Concerts 

Daniel Mille (accordion - FR)
Stéphane Chausse (clarinet- FR)
David Ledbetter (guitar)
Hein van de Geyn (bass - NE)

DSG AUDITORIUM
Friday 1 July - 19:00
Tickets: R80

Daniel Mille (accordion - FR)
Stéphane Chausse (clarinet- FR)

DSG Auditorium
Saturday 2 July 19:00
R80

More information/ booking https://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za

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