Developing young talent

2009-08-04 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG play, titled Nandi, which is performed by the youth of KwaPata, recently attracted interest from Dutch arts performers.

Based on the life of Queen Nandi, the play epitomises the struggle faced by women in everyday life. Spokesperson Gcina Mdluli said: “The play is about Queen Nandi’s life, but at the same time it is about the life of every woman in the country because the struggles they faced then are still the struggles they face now: being ridiculed for being a single mother and the burden of raising children alone.”

Mdluli said that apart from the lesson the play hopes to teach, it provides an opportunity for unemployed youth in the area to learn skills such as acting and will keep them occupied.

The play has also been viewed by arats performers from Holland. Roel Twijnstra of Theatre Siberia the ­Netherlands said they were in the city to see the play and help the local artists develop themselves.

“Although this is not the first play we will be seeing here today, we are here to see if we can help the local industry develop and to nurture the young talent from the city to move to the next level,” he added.

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