Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 19 June 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 3 July 2016

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
  • National Institute of Allied Arts (NIAA) Speech and Drama Festival (June/July)
DANCE
  • A Season of Dance @ Ballet Centre (29 and 30 June)
MUSIC
  • Phantom – The Concert @ Reps (22 June – 16 July)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • No events this week
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • L-I-N-K @ Gallery Delta (to mid-July)
  • Isheanesu Dondo: Hermetics @ Corridor Gallery (to 22 June)
  • Events and exhibitions @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (June)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Phantom – The Concert @ Reps (22 June – 16 July)
  • Open drop-in class to learn improv @ Reps (25 June)
  • Open Book Club @ Moto Republik (30 June)
  • NIAA Speech and Drama Festival (June/July)
FILM
  • Presenting Princess Shaw @ Tristan's (21 June)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Borrowdale Craft Fair @ Old Georgian’s Sports Club (3 July)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS


National Institute of Allied Arts (NIAA) Speech and Drama Festival (June/July)

27–29 June –
Midlands Festival @ Midlands Christian College, Gweru.
1 July  – Dance day @ National Ballet Centre, Harare.
4–12 July
@ Prince Edward School – Intermediate and seniors in the Beit Hall, Juniors at the Music Centre.
12–15 July – Choral Speaking @ Performing Arts Theatre, Harare  International School

Sessions start at 8.30, except for Choral Speaking, which starts at 9 am.
Programme for the whole festival available at venues.
Tickets available at the door, $2.00 per session for adults. Students and Senior Citizens free.   

16 July – Final Concert @ Harare International School, 6 pm
Tickets available at The Spotlight Tel: 308159
For more information contact: 04-702989, Cell: 0778 457773, e-mail: <niaa@yoafrica.com>

DANCE


A Season of Dance @ Ballet Centre (29 and 30 June)
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe’s Tumbuka Dance Company and Nora Chipaumire’s Company, Nhaka, present a Season of Dance, made possible by the “Doris Duke Audience Development Fund”.

29 June: “L’après-midi d’un Faune” and “Dark Swan”
“L’après-midi d’un Faune”, choreographed by McIntosh Jerahuni, and “Dark Swan”, choreographed by Nora Chipaumire.
Wednesday, 29 June, 6.00pm, at The Ballet Centre, 109 East Road, Avondale
$5 – no advance booking – tickets available at the door.

30 June: “Portrait of Myself as my Father”
“Portrait of Myself as my Father”, choreographed by Nora Chipaumire.
Thursday, 30 June, 3.00pm, at The Ballet Centre, 109 East Road, Avondale.
$5 – no advance booking – tickets available at the door.

30 June: “Les Sylphides”
“Les Sylphides”, choreographed by McIntosh Jerahuni.
Thursday, 30 June, 6.00pm, at The Ballet Centre, 109 East Road, Avondale.
$5 – no advance booking – tickets available at the door.

MUSIC


Phantom – The Concert @ Reps (22 June – 16 July)
See below under DRAMA, THEATRE AND SPOKEN WORD


Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
For further information, please e-mail Michael Bullivant <mailto:music@gatorzw.co.uk>

  • No events this week

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


L-I-N-K @ Gallery Delta (to mid-July)
An exhibition of paintings, graphics and sculptures by
AZEVEDO – LIEROS – MAPONDERA – PATEL – SHAW
Exhibition duration until mid-July.
Sponsored by: Culture Fund/Sweden/European Union Partnership.

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>.

Isheanesu Dondo: Hermetics @ Corridor Gallery (to 22 June)
The Corridor Gallery, together with Sorella's, welcomes the pleasure of your company at the opening of Isheanesu Dondo's solo exhibition, 
"Hermetics: How the ancients elucidated the structure of DNA using Shona Proverbs."
"Imagine you were the first human being on the planet. Through time and observation you would notice certain things about existence regardless of where you are or what language you speak. You would notice the duality of things; light and dark, for example. You would notice the gender of things, whether it is masculine or feminine. You would notice how things that happen on a macro scale also happen on a micro scale. In short, you would see that there are universal laws that govern nature and the world around us. Hermetics is a subject that explores these universal laws and principles. This exhibition seeks to explore the presence and application of Hermetic philosophy in Shona culture. I have done this by way of proverbs or analogy, through pen and ink drawings." - Isheanesu Dondo, 2016.
The exhibition will run until 22 June, at Sorella’s, 1 Fisher Avenue, Ballantyne Park, Harare.
For a map and directions: <https://www.google.co.zw/maps/dir/''/sorellas+harare/@-17.766287>

Events and exhibitions @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (June)

ZigZagZim (to 27 June)
Zig Zag Zim is a collaborative project by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Dzimbanhete Artist Interaction and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery New York which focuses on the resultant relationship with boundaries between tradition and the contemporary, foreign and local, black and white etc. ZigZagZim features artists from Zimbabwe, the United States of America, Guyana and Belgium.
Adults $1. Children $0.50

Pixels of Ubuntu (June)
The Venice Biennale's Zimbabwe Pavilion show featuring works from Chikonzero Chazunguza, Masimba Hwati and Gareth Nyandoro.
Adults $1. Children $0.50

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 20 Julius Nyerere Way, Harare.
For more information, contact F. Zvikomborero Mandangu, Information and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 263-(0)4-704-666, <mailto:info@nationalgallery.co.zw>
Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofZim>

The 25th Verandah Gallery Charity Art Exhibition (31 July)
The Verandah Gallery invites you to come and celebrate its 25th Annual  Charity  Art Exhibition on Sunday, 31 July (10am to 4pm) at 16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill. Lots of wonderful paintings by over 70 Zimbabwean artists. The Detema Jazz Band will entertain you and there will be a Wine Bar and the Soroptimist Vabatsiri Club will supply refreshments.
25% commission on all sales go to the Emerald Hill Children's Home and the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.
The Verandah Gallery 2017 ‘Africa’s Palette’ Calendar will also be on sale.
Entrance: Adults $3, Children under 12 years free.
There will no doubt be cash challenges but we will ‘make a plan’!
For more information: <mailto:info@verandahgallery.co.zw>.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Phantom – The Concert @ Reps (22 June – 16 July)
The Repertory Players present on Main Stage Phantom – The Concert, 22 June  – 16 July.
All evening shows 7.00 p.m. Matinees 2.30 p.m. 25 June, 2, 9 and 16 July.
Tickets $8, $12, and $15. Special family nights on the first two Tuesdays.
Book at the Spotlight. <http://www.thespotlight.co.zw>.

Open drop-in class to learn improv @ Reps (25 June)
Need some stress relief? Some laughter therapy? Would you like to try improv?
Join the Imps for a couple of fun, happy hours and release your inner improvert!
Saturday, 25 June, 3-5pm, Reps Theatre (Adrian Stanley Rehearsal Room). Entrance $3

Open Book Club @ Moto Republik (30 June)
The next book club is "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian", by Sherman Alexie.
Thursday, 30 June, 6pm, at Moto Republik, 3 Allan Wilson Ave, opposite Parirenyatwa Hospital on Mazoe St.
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot...Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
All welcome – even those who have not read the book.

NIAA Speech and Drama Festival (June/July)
See above under ARTS FESTIVALS

8th Casa Africa Essay Competition (deadline 31 July)
The Embassy of Spain has the pleasure of announcing the launch of the 8th Casa Africa Essay Competition with the theme “The Role of Women in Africa”. The prize is US$2000, and the deadline for presentation of the essays is 31 July 2016.
Details can be found on the Casa Africa website,  <http://www.casafrica.es>, or by request to <info@casafrica.es>.

FILM


Presenting Princess Shaw @ Tristan's (21 June)
The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world. By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans's toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur YouTube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist embraced by the world of fine art. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw's emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.
94% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 3/4 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine. Just came out in May!
"Presenting Princess Shaw is joyous and uplifting, but also blurs the line between documentary and docudrama." - SF Weekly
Tuesday, 21 June, 6:30 pm, Tristan's Bar (14 Aintree Rd), $5 (goes to charity)
Official Trailer: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMXGIch82ZU>
Documentary Film Club Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/Documentary-club-320560678037991>

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Borrowdale Craft Fair @ Old Georgian’s Sports Club (3 July)
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Entrance: Adults $2, Children $1, Pensioners $1

CLUBS & SOCIETIES



WORKSHOPS & COURSES



CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


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