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Joburg Theatre in partnership with VGM presents Joburg Youth Arts Festival from September 6 to 18.
The Joburg Youth Arts Festival (JoYA) is an initiative born out of the need to showcase original work from young artist to theatre funding bodies and patrons of the arts, the aim is to cultivate an audience for the arts, while created networks that will promote the creative’s artistic work. The progressing number of performing arts graduates stems a need for the industry to follow suite and the festival will present a platform where graduates showcase their talent, while acquiring the skills to navigate a career in the arts.
JoYA Festival has been initiated as a tool to answer the question “What now? “, and aims to create an environment where young people can work unanimously, for epistemological strategies that enhance short term and long term business ventures. The creation of a platform in which all stakeholders in theatre and music can meet and engage with each other and for the creation of global networks I n the relevant field.
In association with the Joburg Theatre Youth Development space, JoYA will provide the much deserved platform for these young theatre practitioners to showcase their theatre plays, dance productions, live music, poetry and comedy pieces to a paying audience.
The festival also features workshops, talks and networking sessions which will be free to the public and the young people performing in the festival.
The festival will take place from 6 to 18 September 2016.
First week – 6 till 11 September 2016 performance are at 11:00; 14:00 and 19:00
Second week – 13 till 18 September performance are at 11:00; 15:30 and 19:00