Call for pri­vate sec­tor to spon­sor the arts

Finweek English Edition - - LIFE -

In ad­di­tion to 33 part­ners, the Dance Um­brella has the Na­tional Lot­tery Board (NLB) as its main spon­sor.

Ser­shan Naidoo, spokesper­son of the NLB, said at the launch of the 2015 Dance Um­brella pro­gramme that the NLB is proud to be the main spon­sor. The or­gan­i­sa­tion does not only pro­mote danc­ing through its res­i­den­tial pro­gramme for chore­og­ra­phers, Dance Xchange, and ru­ral devel­op­ment pro­grammes, but it also cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties in com­mu­ni­ties that would oth­er­wise not have ac­cess to th­ese pro­grammes.

Naidoo has, nev­er­the­less, en­cour­aged or­gan­i­sa­tions in the pri­vate sec­tor to be­come in­volved in spon­sor­ships for the arts.

He said that the NLB had re­ceived re­quests for sup­port to the tune of R40bn, while the board had a bud­get of R2bn for arts, cul­ture, her­itage, wel­fare, child devel­op­ment, ba­sic adult ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, and sport and recre­ation. per­for­mance, she ex­presses her l ife as a black South African and dancer. This is the pre­mière of this piece, which em­anates from her stay as an artist in Sene­gal and Ger­many.

Wena Mamela will ap­pear in the Dance Fac­tory, New­town, Jo­han­nes­burg, on 5 and 6 March.

In her Por­trait of My­self as My Fa­ther, Chipau­mire ex­plores the as­pects of mas­culin­ity on the one side and her Zim­bab­wean iden­tity on the other.

She cur­rently re­sides and works in New York where she’s a mem­ber of the fa­mous dance com­pany, Ur­ban Bush Women.

Her Por­trait of My­self as My Fa­ther will be per­formed in the Mu­seum of African De­sign in Mabo­neng, Jo­han­nes­burg, on 7 and 8 March.

Macras’s con­tri­bu­tion, On Fire: The In­ven­tion of Tra­di­tion, a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Ger­man and South African dancers and the Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher, Ayanda V Jack­son, who has strong Jo­han­nes­burg ties, delves into colo­nial and pa­tri­ar­chal rem­nants that are still to be found in many com­mu­ni­ties.

This pro­duc­tion will be pro­duced i n t he Dance Fac­tor y, New­town, Jo­han­nes­burg, on 26 and 27 Fe­bru­ary.

Tick­ets cost be­tween R60 and R100. The full pro­gramme is avail­able at www. dance­fo­rum­southafrica.co.za.

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