Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 28 June 2015
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Events on now, or starting on or before 12 July 2015

FULLER DETAILS OF THESE , AND OF LATER EVENTS, APPEAR BELOW.
Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
MUSIC
  • Audition: The Rocky Horror Show @ Reps (4 & 5 July)
  • Marden Singers: Opera in the Winta! @ Arundel School Chapel (5 July)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2 July)
  • Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton (3 July)
  • Fatal Attraction (9 July)
  • Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (10 July)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Elaborations @ Gallery Delta (from 7 July)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • The Past is for the Future @ Alliance Française (30 June – 3 July)
  • Audition: The Rocky Horror Show @ Reps (4 & 5 July)
  • Come Together: A Beatles Cabaret @ Reps (7–18 July)
  • The Impro Show @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (8–10 July)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
  • Tara Rokpa Shiné Retreat (1–5 July)
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE
  • “One man – one note”: Re/calling Siachilaba – Austria (to 19 July)


Future Festivals – 2015

International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF): " Women Alive: Women of Heart!" 14–22 August <mailto: wfoz@icapatrust.org>
Shoko Festival: 24–26 September <http://www.shokofestival.com/about>
NIAA <mailto:niaa@yoafrica.com>
  • Speech & Drama Festival: 24 June – 11 July
  • Visual Arts/Literary Exhibition: 25 September – 3 October

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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS



DANCE



MUSIC


Audition: The Rocky Horror Show @ Reps (4 & 5 July)
See below under DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD

Marden Singers: Opera in the Winta! @ Arundel School Chapel (5 July)
Warm yourselves to the rousing sounds of great opera choruses and solos.
The Marden Singers present a galaxy of exciting new singers and musicians from abroad. Originally from Zimbabwe, these young soloists are joined by many of Harare's well loved and enjoyed classical solo singers.
Sunday, 5 July – 3.00 pm, Arundel School Chapel
Entrance and programme by donation. Please join us for refreshments afterwards.

Just Chemistry: Sekai Mei Zengeza, Piano Recital @ Arundel School Chapel (18 July)
Bach Preludes & Fugues, Beethoven Sonatas, Scriabin and other works.
Saturday, 18 July, 5:00pm for 5:15pm, Arundel School Chapel, admission: $5
Recital will be approximately 1 hour long with no interval. Dress warmly and feel free to bring blankets!
Contact <antbrentano [at] gmail [dot] com> for any queries.

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2 July)
Thursday 2 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
This last film in Peter Jackson's epic Tolkien odyssey brings to a conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
'The trilogy's most engrossing episode, its most expeditious and also its darkest - both visually and in terms of the forces that stir in the hearts of men, dwarves and orcs alike.  [Variety]
'After six films, 13 years and 1031 minutes of accumulated running time, Peter Jackson has concluded his massive genuflection at the altar of J.R.R. Tolkien with a film that may be the most purely entertaining of any in the collection.'  [The Hollywood Reporter]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m. ($7.00) - must be ordered in advance.

Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton (3 July)
Friday 3 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, was one of the 20th century's most influential choreographers, whose musical, subtle and graceful style and extraordinary gift for storytelling had a profound impact on the development of British ballet. This special programme, performed at the Royal Opera House in 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary of Ashton's death, presents five works that showcase his astonishing versatility, from compelling abstract ballets - such as the exuberant Voices of Spring and the radically modernist Monotones - to the tragic love story 'Marguerite and Armand', brought to life with 'performances of heart-wrenching intensity' (The Observer) by Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin.
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00) - must be ordered in advance.

Fatal Attraction (9 July)
Thursday 9 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Michael Douglas plays New York lawyer Dan Gallagher who has a weekend affair with his colleague Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) while his wife and daughter are away. Dan shrugs off the affair as a mistake and considers it over but Alex will not let him go and her obsession becomes increasingly violent... After poor audience reaction to the original ending, it was decided that it would be re-shot. Glenn Close was opposed but felt she owed it to everyone else to do it. This original ending will be shown after the film.
   Fatal Attraction has an inescapable pull to it; it's suffocatingly exciting. [Washington Post]
   People just can't stop talking about this movie.  [Time Magazine]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m. ($7.00) - must be ordered in advance.

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (10 July)
Friday 10 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Based on a play by Schiller, Maria Stuarda is one of a number of operas by Donizetti which deal with the Tudor period and the story concerns the relationship between Mary, Queen of Scots and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. Schiller had invented the confrontation of the two Queens, who in fact never met, and this provokes 'one of the most original and powerful passages that Donizetti ever composed', though the final scene which sees Mary preparing for her execution is its equal.
   It is hard to imagine a better gift to opera lovers than this musically splendid and intensely dramatic performance of Maria Stuarda.  [New York Times]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00) - must be ordered in advance.

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Elaborations @ Gallery Delta (from 7 July)
An exhibition of 3-dimensional works by Munyaradzi Mazarire.
To be opened by Mrs Sofia Khetib-Grundy, Attaché, Embassy of Switzerland on 7 July at 5.30 p.m.
Previewing from noon the same day. Exhibition duration until August.
Sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland.

Gallery Delta, 'Robert Paul's Old House', 110 Livingstone Avenue/Ninth Street, Greenwood Park, Harare
Telephone/Fax: 792135; <mailto:artdelta@mweb.co.zw>; <http://www.gallerydelta.com>.

Charity Art Exhibition @ The Verandah Gallery (26 July)
The Verandah Gallery invites you to its 24th Annual Charity Art Exhibition on Sunday, 26 July (10am to 4pm) at 16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill, Harare. Lots of wonderful paintings by over 70 Zimbabwean artists.
The Detema Jazz Band will entertain you and there will be refreshments provided by The Soroptimist Vabatsiri Club and a DaVino Wine Bar.  25% commission on all sales go to the Emerald Hill Children's Home and the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.
The Verandah Gallery 2016 calendar, “Vibrant Africa”, will also be on sale.
Entrance: Adults $2. Children under 12 yrs free.
More information from: <
mailto:info@verandahgallery.co.zw>.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


The Past is for the Future @ Alliance Française (30 June – 3 July)
Multi-award winner Eunice Ratidzo Tava directs this poignant new two-hander by Stephen Chifunyise featuring new find Lisa Gutu at Alliance Francaise, Harare, 30 June to 3 July, 7.00 p.m.
More information from 0772 694373, 0775 964849, <mailto:titprooftop@gmail.com>, <mailto:mediainforooftop@gmail.com>

Audition: The Rocky Horror Show @ Reps (4 & 5 July)
A rock ‘n’ roll musical paying tribute to, and a parody of, 1950s and ‘60s science fiction/horror movies.
Saturday, 4 July 2.00 pm, and Sunday, 5 July, at 11.00 am in Adrian Stanley rehearsal room, Reps Theatre, Belgravia.
 
MAGENTA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5) – One of Frank’s servants.
BRAD: Male, 21-30 (Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4) – Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.
JANET: Female, 21-30 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5) – Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure
NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing Role) – Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience.
RIFF RAFF: Male, 25-45 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4) – Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.
COLUMBIA: Female, 25-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5) – One of Frank’s servants.
FRANK 'N' FURTER: Male Transvestite, 30-45 (Range: Baritone, D3-G4)– Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his sexual entourage. Master of seduction.
ROCKY: Male 18-25 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4) – Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles.
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male, 28-40 (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4) – Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and roll of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle.
8 PHANTOMS – TRANSILVANIANS (SATB) – Various Singers.

Please bring a prepared piece to sing in the rock ‘n’ roll genre, either sheet music or backing track on flash drive, SD card or on your phone.
And all interested production personnel should also come down– production secretary, props, wardrobe, decor, marketing and many more roles to fill !
Director – Tim Garrard.  Show runs from 1 to 17 October 2015
Please note: There is no remuneration offered for this production as it is presented by The Repertory Players, an amateur production house.

Come Together: A Beatles Cabaret @ Reps (7–18 July)
A love story set to all the well known Beatles music for you to enjoy
The show uses the music of the Beatles to tell the love story of two couples – one young and one older – as they pass through first love, break-up, sadness, getting back together and renewed love.
7–18 July at 7 p.m. – Matinees Saturdays at 2.30 p.m.
Seats from $8.00 - $15.00
Book at The Spotlight , Reps Theatre Foyer, Belgravia Shopping Centre
Tel: (04) 308159 or 0771 357204
Open Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon

The Impro Show @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (8–10 July)
The White Walkers are near ... and Winter is coming ... 
Forget that, winter is here! 
Come and warm the cockles of your heart with a cheery chuckle at THE IMPRO SHOW 
New games. New people. With Kevin Hanssen, Chipo Chikara, Musa Saruro, Erin Sticklen, Larry Kwirirayi, Collina Mvududu, Munya Guramatunhu, Matthew Roper and Larry Greeff
Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July, All shows at 7pm.
Tickets $10 (FIrst ten tickets booked for each night are going for a special of $7)
Book at the Spotlight. Phone 308159 or 0771 357 204.

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS



FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES



WORKSHOPS & COURSES


Tara Rokpa Shiné Retreat (1–5 July)
Wednesday 1 July to Sunday 5 July. In Juliasdale.
Presented by Trish Swift and Jayne Pilossof.
Helping people to learn to be more aware of their ordinary thoughts, speech and actions, in their daily lives. A life lived with mindful awareness forms the basis of a compassionate, useful and happy existence.
Contact Jayne Pilossof at <mailto:rayjane@zol.co.zw> if you would like to attend or have any queries.

CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


This section is for special arts-related events that don't fit into other categories and that are held primarily to raise funds for charity or other deserving causes. The Editor's decision will be final as to whether a notice will be included in this category.


CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


“One man – one note”: Re/calling Siachilaba – Austria (to 19 July)
An exhibition and  two concerts reflecting on the narratives and interplay of 20 years of cultural exchange  between Austria and the Tonga people at  Kunsthaus Deutschvilla in Strobl / Wolfgangsee / Austria.

Exhibition with works from: Elisabeth  Altenburg, Ilo Battigelli, Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber,  Marcus Diess, Calvin Dondo, Mario Friedwagner, Keith  Goddard, Bartholomäus Grill/Pascal Maitre, Klaus  Hollinetz, Darius Kowalski, Maliko Budima group,  Annie Mpalume, Hanna Piksarv, Michael Pilz, Georg Ritter,  Thomas Schneider, Siachilaba Women  Photographers, Simonga Ngoma  Buntibe group, Time's Up  with Tina Auer, Tim Boykett, Andreas Mayrhofer; Werner  Puntigam, Dismas Sekibaha, Gotthard Wagner
 
Finissage + party:  Sunday, 19 July, 18 hours – till late
Intro / Simonga-Maliko ParadeLinz09  Remix: by Wolfgang Fadi  Dorninger (A)
Otto Lechner & Windhund featuring Toni  Burger & Karl Ritter (A)
Werner Puntigam's Mbirations (A/ZW), featuring Hope Masike & Klaus Hollinetz  

Curators / concept: Fina Esslinger +  Peter Kuthan,  Set-up: Austria-Zimbabwe Friendship Association, Ferdinand Goetz (Kunsthaus Deutschvilla)  
For more information, see <http://www.mulonga.net> or e-mail <mailto:argezim@silverserver.at>

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