Start / end date
09/08/2021 > 15/08/2021
Cradle of Creativity is a new festival of theatre for children and young people, hosted by ASSITEJ South Africa, inspired by the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival that was held in Cape Town in 2017. It takes place biennially, and rotates to different parts of the country every two years. In between festivals, there is a development year, in which new work is created, through a process known as “In the Works”. The main theme of the event is intercultural exchange between Africa and the rest of the world, in terms of sharing practices and approaches to theatre for, by and with children and young people. This is articulated through a host of events including performances, seminars, symposia, workshops, panel discussions and other opportunities for reflection, discussion, learning and sharing of experiences.