The film element of the 2011 Wits Arts & Literature Experience – otherwise known as WALE 4.0 – has been upped significantly and among the 10 screenings are four that will take place at The Bioscope at Main Street Life, Johannesburg.
Other key components of WALE’s film element include a screening and discussion of A Wale Of A Time by Ann Marie Tully at The Bioscope on 13 May, as well as the chance for digital storytelling to be elevated to new heights with Taku Kaskela’s presentation on Making A Film In One Day on at the Appollonia on 14 May.
WALE 4.0 is living up to its billing as the rising star on the South African arts festival calendar with a massive 75 events over the four days. Premiering on 11 May is a free concert at the Great Hall Plaza, featuring Kwani Experience and several other music acts.
In addition to the film screenings, WALE 4.0 features five dance shows, 16 theatre shows, two musical theatre productions, eight music events, 10 film screenings, seven exhibitions, three workshops, two poetry readings, a debate and five book-related events.
The 2011 programme also features 15 guest artists, 27 student productions, and 33 Wits staff and alumni offerings.
Professor Tawana Kupe, WALE Founder and “Champion in Chief’ says: “Our new team has delivered an exceptional programme that really takes forward what we’ve built up over the past few years to create a significant arts event that makes Johannesburg a real cultural destination in May.’
Headed by Wits Theatre General Manager, Ashraf Johaardien and Jade Bowers, the Artistic Director of WALE 4.0, the team has curated a programme built around a mixture of upcoming and established talent (often working together) as well as the debuting of exciting new creative works.
For a complete programme, visit http://www.wale.co.za