Vreesfees saam met Nic en CW

What is the difference between horror and thriller? If you have asked this question before or just want to know why this genre is so popular, then Vreesfees is the programme for you. A chat programme that takes an in-depth look at horrors and thrillers and why these genres have taken the theatre world by storm. With six episodes of 10 minutes each, two theatre practitioners with years of experience will take you on a journey into the world of the macabre.

Place of event 26 Oct 20:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Genre of event Talkshow, Horror, Thriller
Genre/Genre
Event sponsor
13
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language Afrikaans
Taal/Language
Event presenter CW Laten, Nic Beukes
Aanbieder/Presenter
Event country CW Laten, Nic Beukes
Teks/Script
CW Laten, Nic Beukes
Regie/Direction
CW Laten, Nic Beukes
Verhoogbestuur/Stage Manager
R10 per episode
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
10-min episodes (60 min Total)
Tydsduur/Duration

Elzabé hou konsert

Elzabé Zietsman presents a social cabaret concert, with art exhibited by well-known Free State artists Pauline Gutter and Jacques Fuller as a bonus. This double bill entertainment takes place at the Monte Bello Estate just outside Bloemfontein. A sociable cabaret concert, and exquisite art to enrich your senses.

Place of event 16 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Genre of event Sociable Cabaret Concert
Genre/Genre
Event language Afrikaans, English
Taal/Language
Event coordinator Elzabé Zietsman
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event singers Elzabé Zietsman
Sangers/Singers
R200
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee

Spanish Fire

Vyfster, Volare, Bamboleo, Hotel California, and many more hits will be heard here! Don’t miss the fastest guitar duo in the world (as confirmed live on Jacaranda fm) in this world-class performance! With numerous awards behind their name, this duo is something to behold! With hands so fast all you see is a “blur” and musicality that makes your heart melt, they are joined by the Montoya Spanish Dancers in this epic show. 

Place of event 22 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Corneille Hutten and Christiaan Jacobsz as CH2
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Music, Dance
Genre/Genre
CH2, Audio Monster Studio
Beskermheer/Sponsor
Event language Afrikaans, English
Taal/Language
Event coordinator Corneille Hutten
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event music Corneille Hutten, Christiaan Jacobsz
Musiek/Music
Event design Maria-Lorca, Helena Montoya
Ontwerp/Design
Corneille Hutten
Regie/Direction
R120
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
70 min
Tydsduur/Duration
Montoya Spaanse Dansers, Maria-Lorca, Helena Montoya (Choreographers)
Dansers/Dancers

INMATES

An anthropology student gets a culture shock when she needs to do an assignment on the LGBTQIA+ community. While she is working on her assignment, Sebabatso makes alliances in the LGBTQIA+ community on campus and she becomes involved in campus politics. During a campus protest caused by the student dean’s actions, she discovers that there are individuals who belong to both the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 24 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Molebogeng Sekoena, Nthabiseng Mafata, Moleboheng Morakabi en Mamorena Leeuw
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Theatre in education
Genre/Genre
Event sponsor
PG13M
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language English, Sesotho and Afrikaans
Taal/Language
Event coordinator Moleboheng Morakabi
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event country Lindiwe Bakaqa
Teks/Script
Lindiwe Bakaqa
Regie/Direction
Lucia Zachia
Verhoogbestuur/Stage Manager
R80
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
60 min
Tydsduur/Duration
Choreograaf: Sifiso Mhlambi
Dansers/Dancers

Porselynnkas Dokiementêr

Long before Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar, Porselynnkas was a poetic and more theatrical equivalent to the Voëlvry movement. Banned by local radio stations, loathed by the church, and considered out-of-bounds, Porselynnkas, nevertheless executed 34 poetry happenings, distributed 21 poetry volumes, made music, broadcasted a radio drama and caused anarchy in theatre between 1996 and 1999. In the mid 1990s Afrikaans theatre needed a black sheep – and found it in the form of Porselynnkas, one of the first performance poetry groups in the country.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 23 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Toast Coetzer, Gert Vlok Nel, Asha Zero, Deborah Steinmair, Matthew Kalil, Sjaka S Septembir, en ander
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Documentary, Avant garde, Comedy
Genre/Genre
Event sponsor
2-16, L, N, D
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language Afrikaans with subtitles in English
Taal/Language
Matthew Kalil
Regie/Direction
R50
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
52 min
Tydsduur/Duration

The Intervention

Charlotte moved to Hong Kong for a new start. After a year working at a school and with the pressure of Covid-19, her partying lifestyle is taking its toll. Charlotte’s colleagues from work, with the help of guru Josh Zhen, decides to intervene in her life via a zoom call.

Place of event 25 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Chloe Grimmett, Sarah Wun, Shafin Azim, Amy Percival, Eugene Hsiang
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Comedy drama
Genre/Genre
Event sponsor
PG, L, M
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language English
Taal/Language
Event country Davina Carrete, Chloe Grimmett, Sarah Wun, Shafin Azim, Amy Percival, Eugene Hsiang
Teks/Script
Davina Carrete
Regie/Direction
R40
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
70 min
Tydsduur/Duration

Viva Dada!

“We are going to make a documentary about a missing book, what could be more simple?” What starts as a simple challenge leads to a struggle with creativity, depression and trying not to kill oneself. Almost ten years after making the documentary Porsellynkas, writer Sjaka Septembir and film maker Matthew Kalil set off on a journey to find a book that Sjaka wrote in the 90s. But there are no copies to be found anywhere. Their quest takes them back to both their childhood homes and a history that might be best left forgotten.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 26 Nov 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Toast Coetzer, Matthew Kalil, Sjaka S Septembir, en ander
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Documentary, Avant garde, Comedy
Genre/Genre
Event sponsor
2-16, L, D
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language Afrikaans and English with subtitles
Taal/Language
Matthew Kalil
Regie/Direction
R50
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
52 min
Tydsduur/Duration

Sehlabelo

A queen, desperate to save her marriage; mistakenly dances with the devil. Stuck in limbo, she frantically needs to find peace for herself and her daughter who is paying the price. This show is a beautiful, visually stimulating work featuring seven of the best artists from the Free State, all with unique talents to offer. 

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 15 Oct 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Jane Mpholo, Mannini Nkata, Amanda Khumalo, John Paka, Boitumelo Mohutsioa, Nonkosi Sokoyi, Boitumelo Mkhondo
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Theatre, Drama, Music theatre, Tragedy
Genre/Genre
National Arts Council (NAC) , PACOFS
Beskermheer/Sponsor
Event sponsor
13, PG, M
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event coordinator Jane Mpholo
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event wardrobe Mark Dobson
Klerasie/Wardrobe
Event music Ensemble
Musiek/Music
Event country Jane Mpholo
Teks/Script
Event country Hayley Joseph
Fotografie/Photography
Moses Lechuti
Regie/Direction
Mark Dobson
Stel/Set
Beauty Mlokoti, Keneilwe Jaase
Verhoogbestuur/Stage Manager
R50
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
33 min
Tydsduur/Duration
Mark Dobson
Beligting/Lighting
Choreographer: Lebohang Moroe
Dansers/Dancers

Drizzles het 3 Varkies!

Drizzles presents a retelling of The Three Little Pigs. Nikkie the Snake is the wolf, she is looking for straw for her straw hat that she wants to wear on holiday, as well as wood for her upcoming braai. Luckily she is stopped before she can get to the brick house. 

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 23 Oct 9:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Marco Du Plessis, Susan Boot
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Theatre for young audiences
Genre/Genre
Event language Afrikaans
Taal/Language
Event coordinator Marco Du Plessis
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event design Susan Boot (Puppets)
Ontwerp/Design
Event country Marco Du Plessis
Teks/Script
Marco Du Plessis
Regie/Direction
Event country Susan Boot
Vertaling/Translation
Susan Boot
Stel/Set
Susan Boot
Verhoogbestuur/Stage Manager
R70
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
20 min
Tydsduur/Duration

dust to dust

Humanity born from nature, humanity one with nature, humanity fighting nature, nature swallowing humanity to enrich itself. From dust we came, to dust we return.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 5 Nov 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Genre of event Film
Genre/Genre
Event music Dumelang Bondo
Musiek/Music
Choreografie: Sizakele Mdi
Regie/Direction
R50
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
Simphiwe Mbekiselwa
Dansers/Dancers

NEVERLAND

NEVERLAND is a theatre-dance film motivated by dissociative identity disorder – a disorder characterised by the presence of two or more distinct personality states. Dissociative identity disorder, previously called multiple personality disorder, is usually a reaction to trauma. In South Africa, especially in the Black culture, this state of mind would be regarded as some form of witchcraft. In the White culture, it is seen as a disorder. The title, NEVERLAND takes inspiration from J.M. Barrie’s original story of Peter Pan and the idea of a space / place that exist only in a child’s mind.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 5 Nov 18:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Genre of event Film
Genre/Genre
Event music Chesney Palmer
Musiek/Music
Event singers Stemkunstenaars: David Mali (Belgium), Lungile Paulette Mahlangu, Saskia Leudo De Ronde (Belgium)
Sangers/Singers
Event country Thami Majela
Teks/Script
Thami Majela (Choreografie)
Regie/Direction
R50
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
Pule Paul Peter
Dansers/Dancers

Telematic 360 Report

Telematic 360 was an online artistic programme, started by the Pan African Telematic Art Project (an initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival), and funded by the National Arts Council of South Africa. This project equipped ten artists over seven weeks with skills, knowledge, and competencies in the field of poetry or extended reality. The artists created five collaborative projects: Four augmented reality projects and one virtual project. These can be accessed via the digital report (download / read the report here).

Place of event
Debut
Place of event
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Sthembiso Khoza, Katlego Modubu, Tshepiso Bojosi, Peter Montsho (Selected digital artists); Solly Ramatswi, Ntaoleng Patience Labane, Marcia Benedicta Peschke, Itumeleng Makgoale, Thando Motumi (Selected poets)
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Digital art; Augmented reality; Virtual reality
Genre/Genre
National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), Department of Sport, Arts and Culture of South Africa(DSAC)
Beskermheer/Sponsor
Event language English
Taal/Language
Event coordinator Thuthukani Ndlovu
Koördineerder/Coordinator
Event design Think Digital
Ontwerp/Design
Xabiso Vili (Digkuns / Poetry), Mbangiso Mabaso, Thabo (Vergrote realiteit / Extended reality), Verteenwoordig / Representing Sisanda Tech
Besprekingspaneel/Discussion panel

Interactive Art Ensemble: Global Taxi Ride

The Interactive Arts Ensemble 2021 invites the audience to participate in a virtual immersive interdisciplinary artistic experience that addresses colonial constructs, such as land ownership, fashion, consumerism, gender politics, and education. Take a taxi ride through South Africa, Spain, and New York City to strive for community relationships beyond geopolitical borders, amidst a global pandemic. Audience members are strongly encouraged to wear headphones to maximize this experience.

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 7 Nov 17:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Event actors Andrea Sabariego, Kilusan Bautista, Nicole Colbert, Oliver Sikhuthali Bonga, Zach Rothman Hicks
Akteurs/Actors
Genre of event Interactive multi-disciplinary
Genre/Genre
Interactive Arts Ensemble 2021
Beskermheer/Sponsor
Event sponsor
16+
Ouderdomsbeperking/Age restriction
Event language English, Spanish, Isixhosa
Taal/Language
Event music Andrea Sabariego, Kilusan Bautista, Nicole Colbert, Oliver Sikhuthali Bonga, Zach Rothman Hicks
Musiek/Music
Event design Interactive Arts Ensemble 2021
Ontwerp/Design
Event country Andrea Sabariego, Kilusan Bautista, Nicole Colbert, Oliver Sikhuthali Bonga, Zach Rothman Hicks
Teks/Script
Andrea Sabariego, Kilusan Bautista, Nicole Colbert, Oliver Sikhuthali Bonga, Zach Rothman Hicks
Regie/Direction
Interactive Arts Ensemble 2021
Vervaardiger/Production House
R40
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
60min
Tydsduur/Duration

Air It Out

AIR IT OUT aims to generate a creative, fun, and colourful event, that will create a safe public space to speak about healthy mental wealth concepts and to encourage acceptance and kindness both for ourselves and for each other. AIR IT OUT hopes to normalise mental health challenges by creating a  visual display online in solidarity with everyone who has struggled with it, knows someone who has struggled, or those whose lives have been affected by the mental health of others. 

Place of event
Debut
Place of event 16 Oct 10:00  
Datum en tyd/Date and time
Genre of event Public art performance, Public participatory art project
Genre/Genre
Dare To Imagine Studios, Audeamus Studios, Invers Visuals, Wat Soek Jy Man?!
Beskermheer/Sponsor
Event language All
Taal/Language
Event presenter Kezia Gerber
Aanbieder/Presenter
R5
Toegangsfooi/Admission fee
90 min
Tydsduur/Duration