New Era (Windhoek)

Namibians Learn From South African Actor

Windhoek — The South African awards- winning actor and director, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, conducted a one day workshop called The Art of Drama for all Namibian actors and actress last Friday at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN).

The workshop spotlighted acting skills and techniques that are transferable to all other endeavours such as poise, diction, projection, confidence and health on an existential level.

The principal aim of the workshop was to provide the candidate with a theoretical and practical background of the art of drama, and to prepare them in their career of acting.

"To be a successful actor you really have to have a passion for the craft and the patience to wait for the big break.

Although being an actor is extremely rewarding, finding work can be a challenge.

The profession requires great commitment and fortitude," says Sello.

Sello also taught and explained to them the art of acting natural on stage using imagination, relaxation, and monologues.

Participants learned to act from their heart and not from the scripts, were you only have to bring your true essence out through working closely with the text.

The workshop also included an industry talk with the actors with practical advice on how to start their career in acting, and why it was so important to be an actor. Sello told the actors and gave them a little bit of his history on how he started his career in acting at the age of five years (5) until he became the awards- winning actor.

He hoped and advised them to take the classes in acting schools were they can learn a lot about themselves through the work and leave with a sense of empowerment.

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