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Sunday, May 10, 2015

FUNK 2015

(Maritzburg Christian School)

The Theatre-St Anne's College and Hilton College Theatre will present their annual Funk production from May 16 to 20 at the Hilton College Theatre.

Participating schools are St Anne's College, Hilton College, Maritzburg College, Alexander High, Russell High, Howick High, GHS, Epworth, TWC, St Nicholas, Carter High, Maritzburg Christian School,  and The Lahl'umlenze Dance Initiative.

Funk continues to generate tremendous excitement and has been a firm favourite on the annual school production calendar now for 16 years! It evolved as an idea to create a dance programme for schools with very specific aims. Firstly, to unite schools in working towards a common goal; secondly, to give Drama students and their teachers the opportunity to create and rehearse pieces of dance theatre for public performance, and thirdly - and perhaps most importantly of all - to enable young people to see that movement, dance and dance theatre is accessible to them and not only in the hands of professional adult dance companies.

The task for each school remains constant: to create a six-minute piece of dance choreography integrating any type of musical or textual accompaniment. The programme accommodates a range of choreographic and performance possibilities and provides the perfect opportunity for schools to experiment with new forms.

It is also important to emphasise that this platform is not a competition, and should not be seen in the same light as a sports festival or inter-house competition. Every piece on the programme is valued for its individual form and style and the overall contribution that it makes to the programme's diversity. The highlight of the production is always the mass group Finale which incorporates all the schools together on the stage.

Directed by Lynn Chemaly with Production Administration by Sheryl Hodkin, FUNK 2015 runs from May 16 to 20 (no performance on May 17) at 19h30 at Hilton College Theatre. Tickets R66. All bookings online at  

For more information contact 033 383 0126/0127