Auditions: 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2011 Workshop: 5 to 11 Dec 2011 As part of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) for the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 9 December, Goethe-Institut supported the BornTroWay Project in Durban with the theme: “Water and Waste”. The focus of this edition of BornTroway, as part of COP17 is to look at collaboration, integration and equality among South African youth of the 21st Century. The dent of the apartheid dichotomy is still much visible between the upper class and lower class, which creates a huge mental boarder in the minds of the people. The journey to select participants commenced on 30 November and ended on 1 December 2011. On the first day of auditioning, the instructors’ team - Ade Bantu (Music and Poetry), Segun Adefila (Dance), Wura Zamba (Percussions) and Ropo Ewenla (Drama) - travelled to the West of Durban and covered two locations, Mbambamgalo High School (six students selected) and Hillcrest High School (six students selected) where a total of twelve students were selected to be part of a week camp for the workshop. On the 2 nd day, the team travelled to the northern part of Durban: in Inanda, the seat of the great Zulu Kingdom, where twelve students endeared the hearts of the team from Inanda Community College, a mixed school in Inanda community and six from Glenwood College. The 30 participants selected fifteen males and fifteen females - reported to campground at Inanda Seminary School on 5 th December 2011. They worked together for one week to create a unique piece of their own, which is a combination of drama, dance, music and poetry, and was presented to the public audience on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December at different locations and communities.
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