Bank Windhoek hosts showbiz industry talks
Bank Windhoek has partnered with the Warehouse Theatre and Lize Ehlers to present a series of workshops that will develop the skills of artists, to ensure a smooth and professional working relationship with corporate event organisers, venue owners and the media.
The presenters, who have almost 100 years combined experience, have promised workshops that “will be of immense value to artists, promoters and event organisers alike”.
Starting this Saturday, the presenters will share their knowledge and experience in the entertainment industry and will give hands-on advice at all levels.
The first workshop takes place from 14h00 to 15h00, under the title ‘Putting a Production Together’.
This weekend’s workshop will take participants back to the basics, to the groundwork that needs to be done before a production, by focusing on the performance, technical, financial and marketing aspects.
Speakers for the first session are Free Your Mind comedian Onesmus ‘Slick’ Upindi, who will focus on the skill of performing, while Warehouse Theatre owners, Mike Ott and Conny Pimenta, will educate the artists on the technical and marketing aspects of performance, respectively.
“It is only once the artists grasp what a production truly entails, that they realise there’s far more to show life than a couple of rehearsals and pitching up for the event,” said Ehlers.
“This workshop is not aimed at hobby artists. We would like to engage those who have real questions, based on their past show experience. We do, however, encourage newcomers in the production and technical field, as well as agents and promoters to attend. We can all learn from one another.”
The workshops will be held on a monthly basis at the Cellar of Rock at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek.
A registration fee of N$50 will cover food and drinks for the afternoon and give participants free entrance to The Loft for that evening.