Breaking Walls and Rainbow Dreams Trust will premier their third annual creative writing, performance and peace-building initiative in Cape Town on October 4 through 8 in Noordhoek. The Breaking Walls Program will bring together twenty-four young artists from different backgrounds in order to “break down” their “personal walls” and the walls between one another.The five day-camp will be represented by three Cape Town communities, namely the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt, the Hout Bay High School of Hangberg Hout Bay and the Rainbow Dreams Trust youth clubs in Hout Bay (Imizamo Yethu, Khayelitsha, Masiphumulele and Philippi Townships).
Through creating art together, the Breaking Walls artists learn about themselves and about unfamiliar youth cultures, enabling them to see they are not alone and to leave prejudices behind. During the camp the young artists will participate in several artistic activities, with the theme of this year in mind: “Changing the world one word at a time”. On Thursday, the 5th of October, the youngsters will create a one-of-a-kind mural, depicting their thoughts with a cry out for acceptance and not just tolerance, amongst each other. At the culmination of the project, Breaking Walls artists will perform a theatre play together. After expressing in writing their feelings, their home situation and their concerns for the future, their words will be transformed into a script. Our Director will then direct them through rehearsals and the play will be performed as the climax of the project, on Saturday at 6.30pm at the 7th of October at the Deutsche Internationale Schule, Tamberskloof, Cape Town.
Here in Cape Town there is a great division between the different youth communities. By sharing each other’s stories, the young artists can learn so much about other cultures they didn’t know before. Consequently, they can spread the word in their own community, which will lead to less prejudices towards each other and a greater understanding and acceptance.
Cape Town artist Athenkosi says it all: “When we artists work together doing our creative writing and rehearsing for our performance, we see only one race; the human race.”
Do you know anyone in the Press? They are more than welcome on the following days of the camp:
October 5th: Creation of community mural (1:00pm)
October 7th: Theater play (6:30pm, German International School)
Just call or email for more details!
Phone number: 083 283 0072
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