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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The Alliance Francaise de Durban is hosting fun and entertainment for young people running from June 29 to July 1 from 10h00 to 15h00.

June 29: Adi Paxton & Chantal Snyman will present the show Ping 'n things - A soundscape exploration for very young children by (0-3 years of age) from 10h00 to 10h20 followed by Workshop: The recycled orchestra creating musical possibilities from rubbish for all ages (max. 25 participants). From 12h00 to 12h30, there’s Uzowuzwa umoya by the Dusi Dance Company, featuring contemporary choreography and traditional gum boot dancing performed by children (all ages). Pamela Tancsik and Adi Paxton will host a Puppet Making Workshop for all ages from 13h00 to 13h45 followed by Arley’s Workshop’s The Green Revolution for all ages which is infectious, outrageous, full of the unexpected from 14h00 to 14h40.

June 30: 10h00 to 10h40 - The Green Revolution followed by Uzowuzwa umoya from 11h00 to 11h30. Adi Paxton of Cherryco offers Pet’s Tale from 12h00 to 12h40, a shaggy dog tale in which audiences help Pet to find a home (all ages). From 13h00 to 13h45, there’s a hip hop dance workshop with Gabriel Masango of Dusi Dance Company (max 25 participants) Pamela Tancsik of Tekweni Puppetplays presents the hand puppet play The Elephant’s Child from 14h00 to 14h30 and tells the story of how the little elephant gets his trunk after going on a journey to the Limpopo River (ages 5 to 10)

July 1: 10h00 to 10h35 - Cherry and the Funny Bunnies by Adi Paxton. Cherry the magical clown is on the hop in search of the perfect bunny friend:A magical romp with plenty of audience participation (ages 4 to 104!); 11h00 to 11h45 - Dance workshop with Thibani Mbhele from Arley's workshop includes contemporary dance, movement and gum boot dancing (max 25 participants of all ages). 12h00 to 12h40: The Green Revolution; 13h00 to 13h45 - Storytelling Workshop for all ages by Mandla Biyela of Arley’s Workshop teaches children to tell their own stories and to value the stories passed down in their family (all ages). 14h00 to 14h30 - Pinocchio’s Birthday Party by Pamela Tancsik is a hand puppet play about trust and friendship. It is Pinocchio’s birthday party and he has no friends to celebrate with…(ages 3 to 9)

The day’s activities run from 10h00to 15h00. Entry: shows R40pp (R35 for groups of 10) and Workshop R25pp. More information from Chantal Snyman on 073 653 0067 or 083 316 6139.