Namibian theatre maker Jenny Kandenge invited to Berlin
German Chargée d’Affaires Ellen Gölz (right) handed over the letter of invitation to Ms Kandenge (left)., © German Embassy, Windhoek
Namibian theatre practitioner, filmmaker and award-winning scriptwriter Kovambo “Jenny” Kandenge will participate in an information visit to the 56th Theatertreffen (“theatre meeting”) in Berlin. The visit takes place from 6 to 12 May 2019 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. German Chargée d’Affaires Ellen Gölz handed over the letter of invitation on Friday, 29 March.
Focus of the information visit is an introduction to the promotion of theatre in Germany and an insight into Berlin’s theatre scene. Together with other theatre makers from different countries, Kandenge will visit theatres in Berlin and take part in the 56th Theatertreffen. Each year, the Theatertreffen brings remarkable productions from the German-language region as well as the works of emerging artists to Berlin. Together with artists, scholars, journalists and – of course – the audience, the festival looks at both the status quo and the future ahead.
Jenny Kandenge is already involved in artistic cooperation with Germany: from 28 April onwards she will be part of the production “OWELA Showcase” during Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen.