Dawn Lindberg wins the Women Real Architects of SA Drama Excellence Award Submission Details
Author: Gilly Hemphill from The Famous Idea.
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ABOUT The Nalecdi Theatre Awards
The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 12 years and are recognised as the Premier Awards event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar. Its mission is to recognise and reward excellence in the Performing Arts, to raise the profile of Live Theatre and to create awareness of the abundant talent alive and well on our SA stages.
The Naledi Theatre Awards has honoured over 60 Lifetime Achievers: veteran artistes, technicians, and administrators who have dedicated their lives to SA Theatre, and also pays tribute to people in the Arts who have taken their final bows during the year under review.
Be sure to catch it all on Sunday 4 September at 14:30 on kykNET, Channel 144 on DStv.
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ABOUT Women: The Real Architects of Society Awards
Women: The Real Architects of Society Awards (WRASA) exist to recognize accomplishment of South African Women by celebrating those individuals who have excelled in the past year. The event which has been honouring women since 2011, is intricately woven into the spirit of African women and combines dialogue, networking, music, fashion and arts.
Introducing the Awards, Founder of WRASA, former Miss SA and now businesswoman, Ramagoshi Madibeng, said; “In the last twenty years South African women have made strides in the public and private sector, they have been instrumental in building confidence and skills towards economic development.
These awards are a celebration of everything that makes women the Architects and foundation of our Community and the pillars of Society.
We are commemorating 60 years of the women’s march to the union buildings and this year we are dedicating these Awards to the brave women and unsung heroines of yesterday and today.”
For more information, visit www.realarchitects.co.za.
ABOUT Dawn Lindberg
Dawn Lindberg was born in Durban and has a BA Fine Arts degree from Wits, where she met Des in 1962.
• They started singing folk songs in the coffee bars of Hillbrow and toured SA and Zimbabwe for THREE years with their show Folk on Trek.
• The Lindberg’s were the first to produce multiracial theatre publicly in South Africa in 1973, with their production of Godspell, which premiered in Maseru, Lesotho.
• When they brought it to SA it was immediately banned and they were the first to go to the Supreme Court and successfully fight the ban.
• Godspell toured SA for 18 months and spearheaded the opening of theatres to all races in 1978, the first bastion of apartheid to change.
• Des and Dawn produced over 20 plays and musicals including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Black Mikado (first West End musical to premier in Soweto in 1976) starring Ben Satch Masinga and Thandie Klaasen, King Afrika starring Henry Cele and Mara Louw, and The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness of violence against women, starring Rachel and Tselane Tambo and Rosie Motene.
• Dawn directed, choreographed and designed all of their major productions and countless soirees and corporates.
• Dawn conceived and created the Naledi Theatre Awards in 2004 and has built it into the biggest and most respected Awards Event in SA to honour Excellence in Live SA Theatre.
• The Lindberg’s have staged over 800 Sunday Soirees at their Victorian home on Houghton Ridge, featuring 2000 proudly SA artists including Johhny Clegg and Sipho Nchunu, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Abigail Kubeka, The Soweto String Quartet, Hugh Masekela, Tessa Ziegler, the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir and many more.
• Des and Dawn were nominated as “Stars of Their Community” by the Star Newspaper; Dawn as “Top Woman Achiever” and she was a finalist for Mrs SA.
• She was also nominated for the Icon Award at the Women: The Real Architects of Society Awards for women who have inspired others with their tenacity and achievements.
• They were recently appointed ‘Living Legends’ by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa.
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