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The Studio fosters fusion of talent

The Studio, a “major collaboration of over 150 people” is a national platform for Eastern Cape artists and, according to co-ordinator Sarah Roberson, its Festival run “has gone brilliantly so far”.

The Studio’s four productions this Festival are: Vumelani, a dance production showcasing the talents of three traditional dance groups.

“It brings the dance element to The Studio and is beautifully heart-warming. It was also well-received by the audience,” said Roberson.

The Maxim, a drama production taking audiences to the townships. Its energetic cast “loves being on stage” said Roberson.

Meneer, a community drama which presents an innovative look at HIV.

“We thought as performers that we needed to depart from what everybody’s saying about AIDS out there, the gloomy side of AIDS,” said performer Simphiwe Zimba.

The Road to Success, a pantsula fusion performance by a Grahamstown group.

“The groups we are sourcing do not have enough access to things like the internet, fax and email which makes organising difficult,” said Roberson.

The Studio, already looking at 2010, is intending to increase the number of participating groups. Roberson also hopes for greater engagement with the local department of sport and recreation.

Meneer is at the Recreation Centre at 2pm and 7pm today The Road to Success is at the Recreation Centre at 11am and 5pm today

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