The big day – Der große Tag

“I worked with the children of Philippi for nearly two months. Based on the principle of children’s rights I arranged workshops and conversations for the children to bring out their dreams, wishes and fears to arrange a performance together. The story of the performance is about two brothers who happily live in a Township. However, Read more about The big day – Der große Tag[…]

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The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi

(for German please scroll down) By Alexandra Fung. For the fourth year in a row I travel to Cape Town. How easy you fall in love with this city: The everlasting summer and the bright blue sky, the picturesque coastline with mile long beaches and idyllic bays, and in the background the impressive Table Mountain. Read more about The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi[…]

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Circles of friends – Freundeskreise

Sometimes there are things, that can’t be real. Conincidences, people encounter other people and so circles are complete. Just recently another circle was completed. Through a friend’s research from Potsdam I heard about ”Native Young” for the first time. It’s a band from Cape Town and their music actually fits perfectly to the performance. So Read more about Circles of friends – Freundeskreise[…]

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60 Kids – 60 Kinder

Do they fit on there? Where do I get 60 costumes? How can I find the right music and how can I persuade the musicians to let me use their songs? How can I rearrange the chaos into a good order and who’s going to help me with all the work? 60 kids, one stage, Read more about 60 Kids – 60 Kinder[…]

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Cape Town vs. Township

I’m not quite sure whether it’s fair to already make a comparison between Cape Town and Philippi. I was already able to see Cape Town from different angles and views, heights and levels, while I haven’t seen that much of Philippi. But I still would like to contrast these two extremes already. Before I came Read more about Cape Town vs. Township[…]

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