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On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Sibikwa co-founder Phyllis Klotz about 30 years of the Sibikwa Arts Centre.
30 Years of Sibikwa Arts Centre.
On 25 August 2018, The Sibikwa Arts Centre will host its 30th Anniversary Celebration. It promises to be a truly Sibikwan gala of artists, musicians and theatre performers. The home of so many artists, The Sibikwa Art Centre commemorates thirty years of inspiration, nurture and empowerment with an all Sibikwan nostalgic line-up of performances.
“It has been a long hard road to have achieved this milestone but worth every up and down when you see the young people who have been developed through the arts.” Says Phyllis Klotz co-founder of The Sibikwa Arts Centre.
Thirty years ago Smal Ndaba and Phyllis Klotz recognised the need for a space that celebrated the magnificence of human spirit, the profound need for inclusion and most importantly the potential the arts have to provide a potent instrument for heritage preservation, community mobilisation and activism, and a tool to build social cohesion, community capacity and leadership.
For the last three decades, The Sibikwa Arts Centre has serviced the South African arts community by developing theatre and arts practitioners and administrators. Within its immediate metro of Ekurhuleni, Sibikwa serves over 3 million people while its teacher training and youth skills development programmes extend beyond Gauteng’s borders to Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape. Furthermore, Sibikwa is an Accredited Service Provider with CATHSETA. This gives the centre the capacity to offer nationally recognised qualifications in the Performing Arts endorsed by both SAQA and the Department of Labour.
Listen to the interview with Sibikwa co-founder Phyllis Klotz here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am