The Department of Arts and Culture invites members of the media to a Community Theatre Master Class under the theme, “Theatre for Development,” to be conducted by legendary Playwright Ronnie Govender and Zwelakhe Mtshaka on Saturday, 12 December 2015 at Gladstone House in East London, Eastern Cape as part of the Living Legends Master-class Programme.
As a build-up towards the 2015 National Day of Reconciliation , the Living Legends Master-class Programme will encourage intergenerational dialogues between the older and the younger generation with the aim of imparting skills, knowledge and experience while also highlighting the significance of Reconciliation Month as a vehicle to foster nation building and social cohesion.
The Master Class forms part of the Living Legends Legacy Programme launched in August 2015 by the Department of Arts and Culture to honour the living legends across all arts disciplines for their contribution in the arts, culture and heritage sector. The initiative is to engage the living legends actively in programmes that promote arts and culture development as well as provide opportunities for interaction and impart skills, knowledge and experience to younger generations of artists.
The living legends conduct the Master Classes sessions from the legend’s artistical journey in the form of experiential classes and lectures based on wisdom, skill and experience in their areas of expertise. They will cover various topics which will assist artists in applying arts, culture and heritage skills into a business for sustainability.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date : 12 December 2015
Time : 10h00
Venue: Gladstone House in East London, Eastern Cape
Media Enquiries & RSPVs: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba MthuthuzeliN@dac.gov.za /074 478 7681
Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture