Waterfront Theatre School to represent South Africa at Brics Drama Festival
The Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town will be heading to Russia to take part in the 3rd Brics Countries Drama Schools Festival. The Brics countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
This is the third time that the school is invited to perform at the 1 500-seater amphitheatre in Zaryadye Park, Moscow.
Actor and choreographer Genna Galloway says the students are excited and very appreciative of the invite.
The festival looks at how performing arts colleges in Brics countries interpret classic European texts and how we keep it traditional and relevant to that particular country.Genna Galloway, Actor and choreographer - The Waterfront Theatre School
According to Galloway, the group will be doing segments of Oedipus Rex, putting some South African cultural spin to it.
We have identified that there are five themes within the choral piece we are doing of worship, prophesy, protests, celebration and mourning.Genna Galloway, Actor and choreographer - The Waterfront Theatre School
We have incorporated the African tradition of how one interprets those...Genna Galloway, Actor and choreographer - The Waterfront Theatre School
The festival will be taking place from 27 May to 6 June 2019.
Other institutions taking part include the University of Beijing, the University of Delhi and the Casa de Artes Das Laranjeiras in Brazil.
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