Voorkamerfest 2013 Workshops Sponsored by The Darling Trust


Lanel van der Kolff from The Psychedelic Theatre graciously gave of her time to come and share her skill with the Darling youth through a workshop of fun time Hula hooping.
Lanel and Zen have generously decorated a hula hoop for each child (25 children of all ages) who, with the help of Lanel and Zen choreographed their own dance sequence with their Hula hoop, which they take home when all is done!

The Darling Trust sponsored the workshop and the rehearsed dance sequences were presented at the Voorkamerfest 2013.
Lanel is a drama student, currently studying Yoga instruction.

Thank you HuLanel for taking time to come to Darling to enrich lives with your talents, we hope you will be back soon!!

Performance at the market outside Evita se Perron

Performance at the free concert in Darling East

  Voorkamerfest 2012 Workshops  
sponsered by Bos Theaterproducties

WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY Madeleine Matzer FOR THE Darling iAfrica Drama Queens
Script: ‘The Strike’
written together with Madeleine Matzer and the Darling iAfrica Drama Queens.

Inge Bos sent Madeleine Matzer from Holland to SA to help the Drama Queens. We started with the workshop on 7 May to 18 May. Inge cares about the community of Darling, especially those with talent.

Madeleine met with us a day before the workshop started, this was a very good ice breaker.  The first day we were very nervous, because after discussions, the Drama Queens decided to do the play in English for Voorkamerfest 2012.  Ivy said “hoe gaan ons die Hollandse vrou verstaan”. 

We started speaking English every day, afraid to use the wrong words.  Madeleine was very patient, we laughed a lot but also learnt so much – she made us feel like a family!

Madeleine taught us how to put the play together and how to improve our acting. The highlight of the workshop was the exercises. From the exercises we learnt how to listen to each other. Then think before acting and how to concentrate. We loved it! – we are no longer nervous and look forward to do the play in English so the audience will understand our message at the Voorkamerfest 2012.

Ons skrik vir niks!!

Darling iAfrica Drama Queens
Ivy Johnson

Sary Vlotman

Lloyd Marengo & Sheree Lenting
presents a hip-hop dance workshop in Darling, sponsored by BOS THEATERPRODUCTIES from Holland.

Teacher/choreographer Lloyd Marengo and Sheree Lenting will come to Darling in August to teach local children hip-hop dance routines.   This will mark Marengo’s 3rd visit! 

For two weeks they will come together to create a small performance that will be presented during the Voorkamerfest on 31st August, 2nd and 3rd September.

It is a privilege to have Lloyd & Sheree back in Darling, teaching our children. He is a first generation break dancer from Rotterdam who started dancing in the 80s and by the end of the 90s had his own dance group, the 010Bboyz, who gained national and international fame. Lloyd now choreographs his own dance performances, which recently include:

Flagland festival – Berlin
Harlem stage theatre – New York
‘So you think you can dance’ – Belgium
‘Holland’s got Talent’ created by POPARAZZI CREW - Holland




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