‘Funk’ has a new home at the Hex

2016-04-27 06:00
PHOTO: supplied  A scene from ‘Funk’.

PHOTO: supplied A scene from ‘Funk’.

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FUNK continues to generate tremendous excitement and has been a firm favourite on the annual school production calendar for 17 years.

This year the production has found a new home at the Hexagon Theatre, a move to generate greater community involvement in the production. The production will take place on 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 May at 7.30pm.

Funk evolved as an idea to create a dance programme for schools with very specific aims. Firstly to unite schools in working towards a common goal. Secondly to give drama students and their teachers the opportunity to create and rehearse pieces of dance theatre for public performance. Thirdly, to enable young people to see that movement, dance and dance theatre is accessible to them and not only in the hands of professional adult dance companies and finally, and perhaps most importantly, to generate meaning and artistic integrity through dance choreography whilst challenging young people to work outside of their comfort zones.

The task for each school is to create a six-minute piece of dance choreography integrating any type of musical or textual accompaniment. The programme accommodates a range of choreographic and performance possibilities and provides the perfect opportunity for schools to experiment with new forms. It is also important to emphasise that this platform is not a competition, and should not be seen in the same light as a sports festival or inter-house competition.

The highlight of the production is always the mass group finale which incorporates all the schools together on the stage.

Funk is produced by The Theatre - St Anne’s College, directed by Lynn Chemaly, finale by Arum Bydawell and technically managed and administrated by the Hexagon Theatre.

The participating schools are Carter High, Epworth, Girl’s High, Hilton College, Howick High, Maritzburg Christian, Maritzburg College, Russell Girls’ High, St Anne’s, St John’s, St Nicholas and The Wykeham Collegiate.

Tickets are R70 from Computicket.

- Supplied.


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