By Lindsay Chiswe
The just ended 5th edition of the Let Them Annual Schools Arts festival promises to become a scouting ground for talent after film directors were impressed with high caliber of talent shown by the students.
The Outrage crew and cast a local drama on ZTV attended the Festival, to show support of the arts industry could not help but to appreciate the talent displayed.
The element of film is something which is new for The Let Them Festival which never had the element of film involved.
Admire Maramba- Director of Outrage, who was part of the guests promised to nature students who were really outstanding in their performances.
“I am really pleased with the talent I have seen here and I am really proud to announce that the best actor and best actress will feature in the next season of Outrage.
In the Theatre section, the judges were looking for the following: continuity, costume design, time and place, dialogue, and changing of scenes and confidence. For music and dance judges were looking for choice of song and lyrical content, coordination of dances and costume.
Mabelreign Girls High School Third Place, Warren Park 1 High School Second Place, Mufakose 2 High School First Place
Hallingbury Primary School Performed by Grace Ngoni, Tania Gambiza and Nandipa Chipembere First Place
Ngonidzashe Mangwende from Churchill Boys High School
Did you Know?
- Let Them Annual Schools Arts Festival started in 2012 with only 12 schools.
- Ambassador Cho Jai- Chel of Embassy of the Republic of Korea graced the 5th edition of the Let Them Festival.
- Two of Let Them Schools Arts Festival participants are proudly in the Zimbabwe Fashion Week as upcoming designers after they showed outstanding designs last year.
- Another Student of Let Them Trust is now part of the AfriKera Arts Trust.
- Let Them Trust has taken Njube High School and Chiedza Child Care to Chimanimani Arts Festival so that they can also see what other established artists are doing and in the process appreciate that there is future in the career path they might choose within the arts and cultural heritage
- The Festival had 88 resounding entries and only 31 schools were taken in because of time frame of the festival.
- Let Them Trust is thinking of increasing the number of days of the festival to accommodate more schools who are keen to participate in the festival.
Photos Courtesy of Zezuru Creatives