Three AFDA students nominated @ 2021 Fleur Du Cap Awards

Oct 12, 2021 | Awards, News

The Fleur du Cap awards which are in their 56th year, will this year, focus exclusively on the Most Promising Student category and AFDA Cape Town are pleased as punch to have 3 live performance students, Chad Langenhoven, Nikho Tsotsi and Thulani Nzonzo short listed as candidates for the award. This is the fourth consecutive year AFDA students have been nominated for the prestigious award with students Luntu Masiza and Nancy Sekhokoane winning the Most Promising Student award in 2018/19 respectfully.
“There is so much to celebrate in this moment: our students Nikho Tsotsi, Thulani Nzonzo and Chad Langenhoven for their wonderful achievement as Fleur du Cap Most Promising Student nominees and our tireless, inspiring staff and guest directors who continue to deliver excellent productions. But also, I am deeply moved that Distell and the Fleur du Cap panel have, during this time of covid, chosen to acknowledge the future of the arts, to honour these young people and the institutions that support the work of these and future generations of artists.” says AFDA Cape Town Live Performance Co-Ordinator, Liz Mills.
The annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, which have been honouring theatre excellence, originality and the vibrancy of our many cultures since 1965, will be one of the biggest highlights on the Cape’s entertainment calendar in October.
“The student panel follows students throughout their academic careers and although there were limited performances in 2020 and 2021, the resilience and fortitude shown by the graduates were limitless. New kid on the block LAMTA (Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy), staged a showcase for graduates and a production featuring all students. Both the CTDPS (Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies) and AFDA productions were presented on stage and online. No matter the medium, the magic was still there.”
Speaking on behalf of sponsor Distell, André Opperman said: “The arts have always given us an opportunity to connect with one another and to transcend the boundaries and obstacles of our everyday lives where we so often become consumed by differences of history, culture, and language, among many others.”
Another exciting addition to this year’s event is a video production that reflects on the history of the awards and their impact over nearly six decades. The video features some of South Africa’s biggest names in acting, directing and stagecraft. To watch go to: https://youtu.be/Gbe0ly1Xkn8
The Most Promising Student award winner will be announced in late October, as will those who will be recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, the Innovation in Theatre, and the Encore awards.
Follow the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards on Facebook (@FleurduCap) and Twitter (@FDCTheatreAward).
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Join the conversation and use the hashtag: #FDCTheatreAwards2021

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