City holds auditions for 2010 World Cup tournament
By Khanyisa Tabata
26 March 2010
The City of Cape Town has launched a public audition process to select local artistes for the forthcoming 2010 World Cup tournament.
Manager for Socio-Economic Development Pam Naidoo says the successful candidates will perform at the City’s official 2010 events from 11 June to 11 July.
“Bands, singers, dancers, comedians, street performers, poets, minstrels and theatre and circus performers are invited to apply for the five public auditions across the Metropole.
“With 11 weeks to go, the 2010 World Cup offers the City a chance to showcase Cape Town’s uniquely diverse talent. The aim is to identify emerging and new artistes from across the Metropole. The City will offer additional professional training to successful candidates,” said Naidoo.
The auditions are open to all artists older than 12 years of age. Registration is compulsory and closes three days before the chosen audition dates. This can be done at the PANSA offices, 28 Beach Road, Woodstock. Alternatively, interested artistes can log onto the PANSA website on www.pansa.org.za or collect application forms from their nearest library. These forms can be faxed to 021 400 1660.
The first audition takes place on Saturday, March 27 at the Bellville Civic Theatre. Other auditions are scheduled to take place on April 03 at the Theatre in the District in Woodstock, on April 10 at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre, and on April 18 at the Lentegeur Civic Centre.
The final one on Saturday, April 24, at the Theatre in the District, is reserved for band auditions. A full band rig will be available at the Theatre in the District.