Friday, 10 August 2012

Keiskamma French Carnival

A multi-disciplinary production presented jointly by Keiskamma Arts, including music by Ravel and Saint-Saens.
The internationally renowned Keiskamma Art Project has exhibited the influence of French art on its own projects through pieces such as the Keiskamma Tapestry and the Keiskamma Guernica. In French Carnival, artists from the Keiskamma Art Project depict the fantastic world of of animals and nature as portrayed in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.
The Keiskamma Music Academy will perform selections of Carnival of the Animals in a special arrangement designed to feature the unique sound of Keiskamma Music Academy: a blend of classical and African music performed on recorders and orchestral and indigenous instruments.  This production will also feature compositions by other French composers, including arrangements of Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye as heard in Keiskamma Music Academy’s award winning 2012 National Arts Festival production.
Performance Dates:
East London 17 November
Miriam Makeba Centre for Perfoming Arts
Port Alfred 18 November
Port Alfred Presbyterian Church
Hamburg 23 November
Historic Old Hall
Port Elizabeth 24 November
Main Auditorium, South Campus NMMU
For information or tickets, email or call 082 664 1190 / 073 914 5227
There will be an entrance fee for our performances of R50.  Tickets will be available at the door; advance ticket purchasing arrangements have not yet been confirmed.