Ub’Dope eSibikwa will see formidable practitioners share their skills and talents with the youth and community of East Jozi
In its 33rd year of developing world-class creatives, the multi-disciplinary arts and culture service provider, Sibikwa Art Centre has forged a unique partnership with Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, Jefferson Bobs Tshabalala of Ub’Dope Shishini.
Dubbed Ub’Dope eSibikwa, this partnership is for a season of dynamic performances and workshops from 01 February until 31 March 2021.
About Ub’Dope eSibikwa:
Naledi Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Smal Ndaba and Phyllis Klotz were ardent agents of destiny when they crossed and merged paths in the year 1988. Bra Smal an initiator of arts programmes that assist street children and juvenile prisoners, and Mam’Phillis in the forefront of arts training and development for girls and young women.
The duo gave life to and nurtured what was to be called by many “ikhaya lethu” (our home). They proceeded to name their scion Sibikwa Art Centre.
“This collaboration will inject vigorous activities at Sibikwa wherein a slew of dynamic young artists who are already formidable practitioners will share their skills and talents with the youth and community of East Jozi,” notes Tshabalala. “I will be facilitating workshops on performance, writing and directing to East Rand youths, and through my network, I have invited other dope people to bring more Dopeness to Sibikwa”
Sharing her view on Ub’Dope eSibikwa, Artistic Director Mam’Phillis states: “We found it imperative to keep the flame of innovation and creativity burning at Sibikwa, by bringing in fresh and young ideas and voices, and the young Ub’Dope Team.”
The schedule for the workshops will be announced as per Covid regulations. Visit the Ub’Dope Channel on Tixsa.co.za for tickets and the events schedule.