The winners of the Handspring Puppetry Awards, 2011, were announced on Sunday, 11 September, at the Little Theatre on UCT's Hiddingh Campus, with five categories carrying a R7000 prize for each winner.
Benchmarks won an award and was nominated in three categories at the second annual Handspring Puppetry Awards, which was recently announced at the closing ceremony of the Out the Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Theatre Festival.
FTH:K and a conspiracy of clowns are feeling ‘overwhelmed and honoured’ following the accolades received for their production Benchmarks.
The show won an award and was nominated in three categories at the prestigious second annual Handspring Puppetry Awards, which were announced at the closing cere
MUCH as it pains a Joburger to admit it, it’s clear that the most interesting and cutting- edge theatre work is coming out of Cape Town if the shows at the National Arts Festival were anything to go by.
Small children in white face make-up stand on corners hoping for some change, while others offer an impromptu performance for 50c. The National Arts Festival, which ends today in the Eastern Cape university town of Grahamstown, represents a bonanza to all sorts of people in different ways.
Tanya Surtees is an arts manager, a relatively new job in the world of performing arts. She is quick to point out that here role s not the same as that of an arts administrator. Instead the former contemporary dancer acts as a midwife to new art projects.