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BORN TO DANCE (article first published : 2005-05-16)

Taking place in Durban from May 7 to 28, the National Creative Arts Youth Festival, initiated by Professor Elizabeth Sneddon and now in its 16th year, is a celebration of the achievements of the youth of South Africa. Directed at young, predominantly school-going people, the festival has achieved remarkable success in building a broad multi-cultural base and participation.

On May 20 and 21 at 19h00, the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre will host Born to Dance, a programme of Dance Dramas for Senior Dancers aged 13 to 21.

This is the brainchild of local Royal Academy of Dance personality, Stav Bozas, and provides a challenge to the choreographic skills of many dancers in the community who use in the various items a great variety of dance forms from tribal to contemporary, according to the choice of the choreographers.

Tickets are available from Computicket. More information from the Festival Director, Ann Curry, on 031 201 9312 or 031 661 751 or e-mail: ncayf@iafrica.com

The success and the meritorious educational goals of the Festival have been made possible by the emergence of like-minded sympathisers such as The Israel South African Foundation, The Aaron Beare Foundation, Pick ‘n Pay Retailers, The Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, The Fulton Trust, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Distell (Pty) Ltd, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, The Durban Institute of Technology and The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.




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