'Dancers LOVE Dogs' is a non-profit organisation that will be hosting a show at the Artscape Theatre called “Dancers love Dogs” where dancers and performers come together to raise funds for the mass sterilisation of dogs. The Earth Children Society is encouraging all Rustybugs and their parents to support this great cause.
All the Music pupils at Rustenburg have been hard at work preparing for their ensemble performances at the Senior and Junior Music Spotlight concerts on 6 and 9 May respectively. Items included duets, trios, quartets and larger groups, with the players not only gaining valuable performing experience, but also learning to work in ensembles without the aid of a teacher directing the groups.
The annual Grade 9 Market Day took place on Monday 25 March 2013, on the field opposite Erinville House. The girl’s had an hour to set up their stalls before their customers would arrive. At 12:30 trading started and there was a great vibe while learners were browsing and looking for bargains, and hungry patrons were searching for tasty treats to eat.
Ms Gabriella Pinto graduated from the University of Cape Town with in 2011 with a degree in theatre making. This accomplished Rustenburg Old Girl first performed on the Kemp Hall stage in 2004 in “Backstage Broadway.” In 2012 she was named the recipient of the inaugural SCrIBE Scriptwriting competition for her play “Chickens”. This term Ms Pinto found time in her busy schedule to mentor Rustenburg’s Grade 11 Dramatic Arts class.
23 April was World Book Day: the day on which it is believed William Shakespeare was born in 1564, as well as the day he died in 1616 . The Media Centre invited Gary Hirson, professional photographer, independent publisher and writer, to come and put his spell on the school during assembly, urging everyone to READ, READ, READ!
Three of the talented performers from “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” gathered together on the evening of 9 May to learn how to use theatrical stage make-up to transform themselves into their on-stage personas. This lesson was courtesy of Ms Gabriella Pinto, an award-winning scriptwriter and director, and a Rustenburg Old Girl.
SOUTH AFRICAN composers from the Cape, alive and dead, were celebrated at the Fourth Annual Rustenburg Piano Festival which took place in Charlie’s Hope on Monday, 22 April 2013. Hubert du Plessis, Roelof Temmingh senior and Peter Klatzow were the South African composers on the programme. Benjamin Britten, a British composer, was the only composer not from the Cape.
Rustenburg held a 5-a-side indoor girls soccer tournament for high schools at the UCT sports center on 20 April. This was the second year the fundraiser tournament was held at UCT with six schools participating.
On 29 March, at 1 a.m. in the morning, Rustenburg Girls past pupil Gladys Kisela woke her mother up to tell her some good news. Her mom was ecstatic to hear that Gladys was accepted to study Medicine at Harvard University. Only a few international students are accepted at Harvard each year with financial aid.
There was much excitement at the lengthy rehearsal on Sunday, 21 April for 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' as the costumes for various characters neared completion. The young performers were able to fit their outfits together for the first time, thus enabling them a glimpse of the vintage world which director, Mr Adrian Skelly, aims to create as the setting for the production.