THE ACADEMY AND PE RFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
THURSDAYS 14, 21 & 28 SEPTEMBER AT 7.00 P.M. POLDARK SERIES 3 - 1
'Poldark' returns! - need we say more ... Well, it s 1794. War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall Elizabeth is heavily pregnant, but who is the father Demelza wants answers. George grows his empire with a view to crushing the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza s brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George s ascent to continue unchecked Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear
The French Revolution gave us high cross-Channel drama [in Episode 3] and Ross's 007-style heroics and rakish revolutionaries upped the ante... True to Graham's novels, this show does it all with conviction and is very well acted, particularly by the central cast. [Independent]
This was an episode  to remind us just how good Poldark can be at its best. [The Telegraph]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members] Supper available from 6.15 p.m.
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER AT 7.00 P.M. EXCELSIOR
In 1881 La Scala Milan staged 'Excelsior', a magnificent spectacle created by Luigi Manzotti, a choreographic, historic, allegoric, phantastic plot in two parts and eleven scenes , i.e. this was not a ballet in the classical sense. Excelsior sings the praises of progress in science and other accomplishments, in keeping with that era of supreme optimism. The steam engine, the Brooklyn Bridge, electricity, the telegraph, the Suez Canal and the tunnel between Italy and France are all technical achievements which are shown on stage. Despite its seemingly dreary subject matter, it was a huge success when first performed, and enjoyed a run of 103 performances during that year alone.
'This product ion from 2002 at the Teatro alla Scala brings a riot of colour to Manzotti s work. With 100 dancers on stage at a time, references to the golden MGM film era and Busby Berkeley-style dancing, it is guaranteed to intrigue and charm!' [Presto]
' The restaging, based on the original stage and choreographic designs, nods at irony, revels in kitsch, and apart from cultural snobs, shaking their heads in despair lets the audience have a thoroughly good time The fun would soon wear off, however, if it weren t for the fact that beneath the light-hearted exterior is some seriously good dancing.' [Gramiliano]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members] Dinner available from 6.00 p.m. ($10.00)
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. KEEPING THE DOORS OPEN!
Choirs from Girls College, Falcon and CBC come together with guests Blessing Chimanga and the Coghlan Choir for another Academy fund-raiser!
Admission: $3.00 - a fund-raiser so NO concessions!