Halala the City of Newcastle 2012
After a successful launch in 2011, Halala The City of Newcastle is returning in 2012 for its distinct celebration of diversity through performing art.
An initiative of the Hunter African Communities Council, Halala Newcastle is a vibrant celebration of cultural and ethnic diversity, tradition and performance art. In preparing for the event, community groups from throughout the region participate in workshops, working together to research and choreograph their pieces.
The week-long series of workshops will be facilitated by artists including local musician Fode Mane and renowned artist and founder of Amampondo Group, Dizu Plaatjies - a Senior Lecturer at Cape Town University and a specialist in African Music and Dance.
Featuring music, dance and artistic expression from around the globe, Halala Newcastle presents the local community with the opportunity to gain international insight and strengthens the foundation for reconciliation and understanding.
The festival will culminate in the final public performance to be held at the Hunter Theatre - Hunter School of Performing Arts Theatre on Saturday 6th October.
The University of Newcastle is proud to be associated with Halala Newcastle 2012.
For more information or to book a workshop or a ticket for the final performance please contact: Shakila Kader on 0409 153 912 or by email Shakila.firstname.lastname@example.org