KrÍkvars 2012 is around the corner!
By Chris Broodryk
Posted on 19 July 2012
The Drama Department proudly hosts the 12th annual KrÍkvars Student Arts Festival, which runs from 23 to 28 July 2012 in the Masker and Lier theatres, as well as the Chapel and Studio in the Drama Building. Highlights include the breath-taking "Chasing", director and choreographer Nicola Haskinsís moving portrait of acclaimed poet Ingrid Jonker, and visiting director Wendy Mortimerís (Indiana State University) "The Alchemy of Desire/Dead Manís Blues", written by Caridad Svich. Both shows were performed to packed audiences at the recent Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
In addition to the Grahamstown productions, we are delighted to also have Jonathan Nkala’s thought provoking "Cockroach", which details Nkala’s experiences growing up in Zimbabwe and then as a refugee in South Africa. Also on offer is the dynamic and colourful "Salsa: a step between Colombia and Southern Africa", presented by the Colombian Embassy and managed by acclaimed Swing Latino dancers.
Last but not least, international guest, Prof Harold Mortimer, will present a guest lecture on the business of Musical Theatre, currently one of the most popular forms of theatre, as part of the festival.
Click for the festival schedule (productions in theatres and specific spaces) and for the film schedule.
All Krêkvars shows are at most 45 minutes long, making the festival an ideal opportunity to steal away to the theatre between classes and during lunch breaks.
Tickets cost R15 per show. The official festival programme will be on sale from Monday.