Arts Ex­tra comes with new prod­ucts

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Nigel Siz­iba Sun­day Life Re­porter

AF­TER mi­grat­ing from the Int­wasa Arts Ex­tra to Arts Ex­tra, they did not just change brand name, but also in­tro­duced new prod­ucts that have never been seen be­fore in Bu­l­awayo.

In an in­ter­view with Sun­day Life the event or­gan­iser Raise­don Baya said this year’s event will be one of a kind.

“What I can say is that all the per­for­mances will be new, it is a platform for new prod­ucts as we usher in a new year,” he said.

This year’s pro­gramme is not run­ning un­der any theme.

“We are not run­ning un­der any theme be­cause we are treat­ing this as a se­ries of shows and not a fes­ti­val, it’s about ten dif­fer­ent shows from dif­fer­ent pro­duc­ers and di­rec­tors and mar­keted un­der the same um­brella,” said Baya.

Asked on the rea­son be­hind re­brand­ing he said: “We re­branded be­cause Int­wasa is not fund­ing the Arts Ex­tra, it is just sup­port­ing two events, po­etry and com­edy, other events are self-fund­ing. It’s a model we are ex­per­i­ment­ing with.”

Arts Ex­tra is ex­pected to kick-start on 27 De­cem­ber by a show called 3sum, by Lady Chawe, Ti­nashe Tafirenyika and Black Lily, the same day in the evening at Bu­l­awayo the­atre there will be a play called Her story, 28 De­cem­ber The Witch Hun­ters at Bu­l­awayo The­atre, 29 De­cem­ber Indige­nous Lan­guage Po­etry, 29 De­cem­ber Ukama and Com­edy Night, 30 De­cem­ber Thalitha Koum and Who is Wise, 31 De­cem­ber The Last days of King Africa and Zan­dezi and fi­nally on 1 Jan­uary Iyasa’s two decades of dance will close the pro­gramme.

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