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Friday, February 16, 2018


Auditions for Dim-Dep a musical project focusing on the environment, will take place at the Bat Centre, Durban’s small craft harbour, from February 19 to 21.

Popular musician and theatre producer, Atlas Philani Duma, brings back his revitalised and re-energised 2015 show, Dim-Dep Musical: Faces of Environmental Success. He wants to use Dim Dep as a vehicle to create job opportunities for emerging drummers, dancers, actors and singers.

The production takes the audience on a journey on a whirlwind tour which will delight and engage. The interactive show will tour to communities in the eThekwini area to raise awareness of environmental issues as part of community development.

“Telling a story of the ancient times of the stone age era, Dim-Dep Musical 2018 brings about comparison between the stone age era and the 21st century with regard to human impact on natural resources, cleanliness, economic development and cultural diversity,” said Duma.

The auditions will be held at Bat Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Durban, all from 09h00 to 16h00:
Monday, February 19: Drummers and dancers
Tuesday, February 20: Actors
Wednesday, February 21: Singers

Each person wanting to audition should prepare one piece, but have a second piece available to perform on request. Singers can perform with tracks on CD / USB stick – but backing tracks aren’t essential; Dancers are required to perform modern dance, Zulu dance or contemporary dance – solos of their own choosing; bring backing tracks on USB or CDs; Dress in comfortable clothes / rehearsal / dance gear – preferably but not essentially black; For drummers auditions – Dim-Dep residential drummer will be there to play percussive groove; Singers may perform a song of their choice: preferably African or Jazz, or pop.

It is not necessary to bring CVs or portrait photo as there will be a camera on site for video and still pictures. Picture ID will be requested on call-backs. Not for the first auditions.

To book your auditions slot contact +27 78 826 4627 Nelisiwe Dlomo. If you miss your allocated slot, you will need to wait for a gap in proceedings.

Dim-Dep Musical is the sound of the beating of the drum, as well as an acronym for ‘Drums and Indigenous Music Development Project’. Produced by Atlas Philani Duma of Sagiya Theatre, the project is supported by Invotech, an innovation hub that is committed to entrepreneurship and innovation.

For audition information, contact Atlas Philani Duma on 081 373 8185 or

For general information, contact Gil Harper on 066 277 1367 or