STILL STANDING – KKPA Showcase
Kim Kallie Performance Academy & Penny Lane Studios present STILL STANDING: an evening of entertainment and enjoyment for young performers and their supporters!
Our theme “STILL STANDING” is inspired and motivated by our awareness of how the performance arts have suffered during this last year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Time: Thurs 25 March, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Streamed to your home!
Tickets: R175 per household
Performers: Ardene Felix, Caprese Katz, Carla Bernal, Catherine Wichary, Daniella Jahnig, Eugenie Burger, Lisa Goosen, Petya Bartosch, Rania Ahmed, Scot Jordaan
Musicians: Johan Laas (keyboard), Darren Petersen (drums), Dane Coetzee (cello), Nicholas Ford (bass).
KKPA holds twice annual Showcases in order to develop students' live performance skills, with items selected to challenge and develop their technical abilities, range, and genre. Working together with Johan Laas, Kim uses her considerable experience as a performer, artist and songwriter, to identify, nurture and develop talent in aspiring performers.
Music captivated Johan from a very early stage in his life, as he started playing the piano at the age of 3. He joined his father’s band at the age of 15, and his love for music continued to grow. In the 70’s when it was still compulsory for young school-leaving men to join the South African Defense Force, Johan joined the Entertainment Group and toured around the country for three years with a 5-piece pop/rock band entertaining the troops.
Johan's love for all genres of music took him on a journey, producing albums for local and international artists, composing and arranging variety TV shows, numerous extravaganzas, movie scores, radio station identity music, radio commercials and live concerts from 5-piece bands to full orchestras.
International projects that he arranged and produced took him to France, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Belgium and Italy. Johan had 9 Artes Award nominations of which he won one. He also won the M-Net Movie Award for the best movie score in Africa.
Locally Johan has worked with, among others, Soweto String Quartet, The Afro Tenors, Bruce Cassidy, Judy Page, Kim Kallie, Steve Hofmeyr, The Parlotones and Vodacom’s “Yebo Gogo”, Michael de Pinna.
Johan joined the “Idols” team right from the start as Musical Director in 2002. He completed 8 seasons in South Africa as well as two in West Africa and East Africa.
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