Take-a-STAND Dialogues

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Fri Feb 19, 18:30 - Thu Feb 25, 00:00

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TAKE-A-STAND DIALOGUES


Based on the model of literary festivals, a weekend-long series of panel discussions featuring a diversity of voices from the dance and theatre sector on theatre, dance and contemporary social issues.  


Panels run for 60 minutes and include up to four panellists representing a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.


The programme will take place at 44 Ryneveld, a newly renovated venue in Stellenbosch, with attendance by up to 50 people per session, observing COVID-19 protocols. All sessions will be livestreamed and recorded for later broadcast.


Tickets will cost R60 per session, R150 for a whole day and R250 for the whole weekend.  


Livestream sessions will cost R20 per session or R150 for the whole weekend.


Take-a-STAND is presented by the Stellenbosch University Woordfees and the STAND Foundation and made possible by the generous support of the Embassy of the Netherlands and NATi. 


THE PROGRAMME:


FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY


18:30

Keynote: Theatre for whom? Dance for what? Towards a rationale for theatre and dance in our contemporary world

Panellists: Gregory Maqoma, Saartjie Botha, Mxolisi Masilela, Cornelia Faasen, Malika Ndlovu and Daphne Kuhn


SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY


09:30

Why we (still) make theatre: Producers/writers/directors speak

Panellists: Nwabisa Plaatjie, Jefferson Tshabalala, Sbonakaliso Ndaba and Wessel Pretorius


11:00

What about us? The hopes and dreams of industry ‘elders’.

Panellists: Jaqueline Singer, Mannie Manim, Michelle Maxwell and Terry Fortune


12:30

Decolonising theatre and dance. Does this even mean anything?

Panellists: Musa Hlatshwayo, Mike van Graan, Samuel Ravengai, Mmatusimang Motsisi and Siseko H. Kumalo


14:00

What do audiences want? And should we give it to them?

Panellists: Lesego van Niekerk, Alan Committie, Hugo Theart and Debbie Turner


15:30

What teaching drama has taught us: Drama teachers share their insights

Panellists: Yvette Hardie, Brent Palmer, Antoinette Dowds, JJ van Niekerk and Robyn van de Rheede


17:00

Don’t put your daughters or sons on the stage: Are we producing too many dancers and theatremakers for the South African market?

Panellists: Ashraf Johaardien, Alfred Hinkel, Tiisetso Mashifane wa Noni and Amelda Brand


18:30

Book Launch: Decolonisation as Democratisation, edited by Siseko H. Kumalo

Panellists: Zulaikha Patel, Louise du Toit, Fatmakhanu Pirbhai-Illich, Fran Martin and Siseko H. Khumalo


20:00

Showcase of participants in STAND Foundation's Women Stand-Up Comics project

With: Gadija Peck, Jana Botha, Nolwazi Nkwandla, Robyn Dunlop and Sophie Joans



SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY


10:00

Our vision and hopes for the future: Young theatremakers speak

Panellists: Candice Bernstein, Veronique Jephtas, Alberto Smit and Nancy Sekhokoane


11:30

Should theatre and dance be funded by the state given the other challenges in our society?

Panellists: Malika Ndlovu, Mark Heywood and Gregory Maqoma


13:00

What makes a dance or theatre aesthetic ‘African’? And, does it matter?

Panellists: Ricardo Peach, Mdu Kweyama, Wolf Britz, Musa Hlatshwayo and Mamela Nyamza


14:30

Comedy, satire or drama? Necessary escapism or cop-out?

Panellists: Kabous Meiring, Rob van Vuuren, Lesego van Niekerk and Lee-Ann van Rooi


16:00

Why we support and engage with South African arts: The views of International Agencies

Panellists: Ismail Mahomed, Daniel Smit, Selen Daver and Hedda Krausz Sjögren

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