Our mission is to create original theatre inspiring, empowering and connecting young people’s hearts to care for nature, community and culture. We are an established NPO with more than 20 years’ experience. Our artistic team is skilled in creating, performing and facilitating theatre for children and families. Drawing on our diverse cultural heritage we find connections to our environment and human nature making theatre that brings together music, dance, masks, puppets, clowning and multi lingual storytelling. We make proudly South African theatre that speaks to our present experience; can powerfully inhabit non theatre spaces; is accessible to a broad audience and generates exciting future possibilities. Our management team supports the organisation in terms of compliance; project management; marketing; impact assessment; finances & fundraising. We are based in Muizenberg, Cape Town and tour to all over South Africa and beyond.
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When Lion Had Wings
Jungle is busy rehearsing two versions i.e. street theatre and storytelling of a new work called When Lion Had Wings. This traditional Khoikhoi folktale is told by three very different characters. One character links the story to historical facts; another plays the story’s characters and a third talks about how the story is relevant today. By making use of masks and music the characters tell the story of a flying lion who is bullying all the animals and has made vultures his slaves. They portray hilarious frogs who lead the animals to discover their own talents and to stand up to the bully. The story reveals insights into the behaviour of humans and wild animals. The story tellers continuously link the story to the language, the culture and the history of the Khoikhoi. The street theatre version will be performed at the Cape Town Fringe Festival on 8 October – https://capetownfringe.co.za/events/when-lion-had-wings/ and at the Muizenberg Festival as part of Project Ripple on 15 October at 2pm on the Grassy Terraces, Muizenberg http://www.muizenbergfestival.co.za/
Jungle Theatre Company is currently facilitating three drama clubs at Ikhwezilesizwe and Impendulo primary in Khayelitsha and at the Kalksteenfontein Community Hall with learners from Montana and Kalksteenfontein Primary. The focus of the performing arts workshops is on characters from African mythology for carnival arts skills training culminating in a spring parade in the learners’ community and also as part at the Muizenberg Festival; story telling skills culminating in a storytelling performance for the younger grades. Some further skills to be acquired by the learners include: music, dance & movement, costume-making and mime.
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