| National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performer Awards 2011
A total amount of R30,000 is at stake in the eight annual National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performer Awards that will be presented at the Joburg ProMusica Theatre on Saturday 21 May.
Sixty-four individual performers and groups, selected from 1100 entries, will be competing for inclusion in this prestigious final event during the semi final rounds for Classical Music, Contemporary Music, Dance and Drama from the 10th – 13th May, also at the ProMusica Theatre. Tickets for all events are on sale at Computicket.
The activities of the National Eisteddfod Academy, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), provide various opportunities where young performers can develop and showcase their talents across the full spectrum of artistic and cultural diversity. The NEA Young Perofrmer Awards awards project has been gaining in prestige annually since it was established in 2004 to provide a single prestigious platform for young performers in music, dance and drama.
The panel of adjudicators will comprise of well-known artists in the industry, including Sibongile Mngoma, Helen Vosloo, Lindumuzi Mngoma, Heinz Winckler, Relebogile Mabotja, Berenice Le Grange, Gladys Agulhas, Fiona Budd, David April, Henry Mylne, Denver Vraagom, Vuyelwa Booi, Dr John Roos.
The National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA) is a non-profit organisation that creates opportunities for youth development in the arts. This is achieved through no-limitation participation in eisteddfod and related events where young performers are exposed to the magic of the performing arts. The funding received from the Lotto Trust enables the NEA to broaden participation in eisteddfod activities by providing arts training to teachers from previously disadvantaged communities and to identify and expose talented learners from these communities through the DiKonokono Festival developmental project of the NEA.
For any enquiries in this regard, including entries for the 2011 program which closes on 31 May, contact the NEA Office. The contact numbers are as follows: tel: 011 886 6005; fax: 011 787 3534; e-mail: email@example.com or log onto www.eisteddfod.co.za.
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