Our mission is to create African original children’s 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.
033-014-NPO / PBO: 930007615
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JUNGLE FUNDRAISER – Jungle presents The Magic Shell based on the African Folktale “How Stories Began”.The Magic Shell is set in ancient times on the Wild Coast, before people knew how to tell stories. Manzandaba and Zenzele, a married couple, are two of the first people. They go on an adventure in search of stories that lead to magical creatures under the ocean…………
African stories and languages don’t get enough attention with entertainment flooded by Western culture. However, our rich heritage of folktales offer life lessons through the portrayal of human/animal characters. Children have an intuitive connection with wild animals and different languages. Their imaginations are ready to make the connections between wild life and human characteristics…….
These heart connections are fostered by this portrayal of a folktale. In The Magic Shell the theatrical representations draw young children into a world where animals and humans are connected. Their imaginations become rooted in culture and nature. They are prepared to make the folktale their own. They become ready to tell this original story in their own words and in their mother tongue.
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