Events in KZN – August 2011

Dance for a Cure: During August (Women’s Month) in 2011 South Africa’s leading dancers, singers and fashion houses will create spectacular one-night-only concerts in 2 South African cities. The events entitled Winds of Change will raise funds to vaccinate children against of Cervical Cancer. The performances promise to be dazzling. Featured dance companies (in Johannesburg) include KMAD, Moving Into Dance, Tribhangi Dance Theatre and Dance Junxion and individuals such as Camille Bracher (now dancing with the Royal Ballet in London), Yolandi Olckers, Kitty Phetla and Jemina Bowring. Amongst the vocal artists are Michelle Veenemans, Craig Urbani, Paul Abro, Emmanuel Castis, Tracey Lee Oliver, Angela Killian and Taryn Sudding, with musical director Paul Ferreira. The title and theme Winds of Change talks to both the changing seasons and to change initiating a positive shift. The events are the brainchild of Revelation – Dance for a Cure, a non-profit organisation which helps to supply a Nobel Prize-winning preventative vaccine to disadvantaged youngsters. Revelation – Dance for a Cure has hosted annual performances since 2008 and has so far raised R983,400 which has facilitated the immunization of 550 orphaned girls. The event is held at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban on the 5th of August 2011 and tickets cost R180 via Computicket. For more information visit

African Renaissance Festival: This event is held in Durban at the Inkosi Albert International Convention Centre. The 13th annual edition will be hosted on the 4th and 5th of August 2011. This festival celebrates, debates and examines broader issues related to re-defining and rebuilding the African continent through accessing and developing its own rich social, economic and political resources. This year’s African Renaissance theme is Connecting Africa and will see the participation of delegates from around the continent including senior leaders in government and business, bringing together experts on various modes of transport, including conversion from road-to-rail as part of the corridor developments, developments of coastal maritime connectivity, growth of the aviation industry and promotion of tourism in Africa. The conference programme will be divided into specific breakaways for the Business, Tourism and Arts & Culture sector. There will be a registration fee of R250 per person. This entitles you to attend the relevant conference session and includes meals during the conference. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact FIRE Events on 031 3091106 for more information.

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