National School of the Arts - Festival of Fame
Photographer: Petri De Klerk
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|Country and Region||South Africa — Gauteng|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Braamfontein, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Festival Contact Information|
Since 2002, The National School of the Arts’ Festival of Fame is held in Braamfontein at the school campus and various other venues presenting artistic and cultural performances and showings of outstanding quality. This five-day festival encompasses a wide variety of performances, workshops and exhibitions under its “truly famous, newly famous and the about-to-be-famous” theme. The Festival of Fame, now heading into its eighth year, generates excitement around arts and culture in young people and brings youth and professionals together with exciting and dynamic activities, workshops, events and productions in all of the art forms.
The aim of the festival is to showcase the talents of young people, up-and coming stars, and established artists. It has given young people the opportunity to engage with professional artists and provided stimulating learning experiences within structured activities. It has provided opportunities for the exploration and experimentation with art forms in practical and exciting workshops and competitions. The Festival of Fame promotes and enlivenes the concept of the “cultural arc”, by bringing people back into the Braamfontein area.
|Festival Dates||March 14 - 19, 2011|
About The National School of the Arts
The National School of the Arts is in the business of education and training in the arts and academic arenas. This flourishing arts’ school is the South African equivalent of the La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts, which forms the setting for the musical “Fame”. It is a historically and culturally rich school that was born out of the amalgamation of The Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School and the Hoërskool Die Kruin.
The NSA, as a designated School for Excellence, plays a very important role in creating the performers and artists of the future, as well as generating enthusiasm for and understanding of the arts field. It is a vibrant, multi-cultural institution which reflects the demographics of the province and which draws many talented learners from previously-disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their skills and hone their talents. It has been a leader in stimulating cultural growth in Johannesburg and in providing workshop, outreach and developmental projects in order to ensure that skills and resources are shared profitably with the community. With its superior hostels, it is able to provide a home away from home for 650 learners from Gauteng and further a field.
- Tickets and information call the Festival office at +27 011 339 3941 or visit the website