New Era (Windhoek)

1 February 2013

Namibia: Artbeat Calls for Auditions!

Windhoek — Artbeat, a dynamic and creative Annual Youth Performing Arts Skills Development Programme, is calling for youngsters between the ages of 13-18 years to attend auditions in dramd, dance, poetry and music at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN)'s Backstage tomorrow between nine O'clock and one O'clock (09h00-13h00).

The auditioning then shift to the Katutura Community Centre's Boiler's Room on February 9 between 09h00 and 13h00. The objectives of the project are:

To introduce children between the ages of 13-18 to Theatre and its benefits as an extended communication and education resource;

To create a platform where children can meet and share in their cultural diversity;

To create a space where young people can confront the past, engage with the present and map the future;

To keep children away from anti-social and harmful influences during the school holidays.

Successful candidates will attend a Holiday Workshop during the May Holidays - This is a four week long training and skills development program in drama, dance, poetry and music, that culminates into a production by the participants that will be staged to the public.

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