Arts and Culture
“Art is a sharing experience and no artist is an island. If you come across an artist who seems to have the potential to become a much better artist than yourself, help that artist to reach that point in the shortest possible time. You owe it to art, to the artist and to yourself.” – Conrad Theys
Totalgaz lives by this statement, sponsoring and taking part in many cultural projects that are run in various schools. Our involvement in the beauty of art is part of its own culture and development objective.
The Barnyard Theatre is built on the Bridge House School grounds situated in Franschoek (Western Cape). This independent school has the infrastructure and the capability of sustaining, managing, developing and growing associated projects and initiatives.
Bangikhaya Poni, who runs the community drama projects, has to date reached 3035 children on weekends and 330 pupils during the week in their own environment at Groendal and Dalubuhle primary schools.
The overall objective is to develop the child with emphasis on building confidence and understanding group dynamics. Through drama children get to know more about themselves, their abilities, talents and potential.
Khula Arts School
The Khula Arts School is the outreach project of Welgemoed School of the Arts. It was founded in 1999 with the main purpose of making the Performing Arts as well as the Visual Arts available to the community of Khayelitsha.
Training is given at different schools in Khayelitsha and it includes art, drama, violin, singing, modern and tap dancing.
Approximately 300 children between the ages of 7 and 18 years old are reached by this programme.
Totalgaz is proud to be part of this uplifting project that gives children the opportunity to express their personality through different forms of art.