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Tuesday, March 4, 2014


An intercultural project, Hopes and Memories, is hosting a cultural week from March 3 to 8 which will include a seminar on intercultural performance at the Stable Theatre on March 7.

Hopes and Memories is funded by the EU incorporating Catalina UnLtd from South Africa, Musique Interdite, Association Musique en Sorbonne and Euroculture en Pays Gentiane from France, mamapapa from the Czech Republic, Trakt from Slovakia and Zero Ballet from Hungary.

The cultural week includes a series of workshops conducted by visiting artists in dance and music taking place in Kwa-Mashu, Inanda and on the Berea.

All arts and culture stakeholders are invited to the Seminar and entrance is free.

Also supported by the eThekwini Municipality, the Seminar looks at the question of intercultural and interdisciplinary performance in 2014. Presentations and papers will be given by Leslie Dikeni (Sociologist and Researcher with MISTRA), Lliane Loots (Senior Dance Lecturer at UKZN and Artistic Director of the Flatfoot Dance Company); Sazi Dlamini (Musicologist and Lecturer at UKZN); Prof Debbie Lütge (Head of Dept of Drama Studies DUT); Dr Pamela Tancsik (Theatre in Education Lecturer DUT); Tomáš Žižka (Artistic Director and Scenic Designer, mamapapa, Czech Republic), and Raphael Imbert (Jazz Saxophonist and theorist, France). At the end of the day there will be a panel discussion made up of panellists and stakeholders from the KZN region and members of the Hopes and Memories project team.

Several books are being launched at two launch events: Ikes Books on March 6 at 18h00, and at the Alliance Française on March 8 at11h00. After the morning book launch, there is afternoon jazz at the Alliance as part of their ongoing jazz programme.

Stable Theatre is situated at 115 Johannes Nkosi Street (formerly Alice Street) and the seminar will run from 09h00 to 17h00. For more information or detailed programmes call Themi Venturas on 082 554 8334 or email