IFAS and the National Arts Festival: 20 years of cooperation


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the National Arts Festival.

Since 1996, over forty productions across all genres supported by IFAS have been presented in Grahamstown as part of a dynamic and inspiring partnership. During the France-South Africa Seasons 2012-2013, a significant programme of highly acclaimed French artists and productions were presented at the National Arts Festival.

The 2016 edition of the Festival will highlight the strong bonds of collaboration, dialogue and mutual understanding between our two institutions and also between the artists of our two countries. It will include the inter-medial performance Les Cenci: A Story about Artaud by Gopala Davies, a piano recital by Ammiel Bushakevitz, concerts with French accordionist Daniel Mille at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, in partnership with the Alliance Française, and a talk about Matisse as part of the Think!fest programme, before the opening of the exhibition in Johannesburg on 12 July 2016.

As part of the National Lottery Fringe Festival, Theatre Thump! from Bordeaux - France, in association with ASSITEJ SA, will give a series of workshops as part of the French-South African creative arts project "My partner, my audience and I...", a continued theatre educational project initiated in Mpumalanga, South Africa in February 2015. The company will also present visual and musical street performances of the public art shows "Flowers of Silence" and "Lenyalo".


Ammiel Bushakevitz - Songs without Words from Three Generations
Piano Recital

Sunday 3 July - 19:00 / Tuesday 5 July - 15:00
Duration: 1hr 30min (Incl. 10min interval); Age Restriction: 12+
Tickets: Full price R70 | Concessions R65

Les Cenci: a Story about Artaud - Directed by Gopala Davies
Intermedial performance

Cast: Fiona Ramsay, Cassius Davids, Charlie Bouguenon, Macmillan Mabaleka, Martin Van Heerden
Monday 4 July - 20:00 / Tuesday 5 July - 10:00 & 20:00 / Wednesday 6 July - 10:00 & 16:00
Duration: 1hr (no interval); Age recommendation: 16+
Tickets: Full price R75 | Concessions R70

Daniel Mille at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival
Cape to Calais

Daniel Mille (accordion - FR), Stéphane Chausse (clarinet- FR), David Ledbetter (guitar), Hein van de Geyn (bass - NE)
DSG AUDITORIUM - Friday 1 July - 19:00
Tickets: R80
Mille / Chausse
Daniel Mille (accordion - FR), Stéphane Chausse (clarinet- FR)
DSG Auditorium - Saturday 2 July 19:00
Tickets: R80

To book: https://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za

publié le 05/07/2016

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