Fundraising for Tour to Netherlands and Belgium

Korreltjie Kantel is a music theatre production that has been performed around the country since 2015. The production, ever-evolving and transforming, relays the love story between acclaimed South African poet Ingrid Jonker and André P Brink, renowned South African author. Brink and Jonker’s two year fervent and tragic long-distance love affair is told, or rather expressed, by three musicians through their own individual interpretations of the poems of Jonker, Brink’s biography (A Fork in the Road), the lover letters between Jonker and Brink (A Flame in the Snow) and Brink’s novel The Ambassador. Together Luna Paige, Nick Turner and Jamie Jupiter composed 10 songs for the production. These songs were later recorded and subsequently nominated for a South African Music Award. At the 2018 Woordfees, a widely known Afrikaans literary festival, the creators added the theatrical element. Christine Truter and Wessel Pretorius, who utilises dialogue inspired by the lover’s letters and Brink’s biography, beautifully perform the theatrical production, adding a special and poignant dynamic to the music.

This production will be running at theatres in Netherlands. The crew will be performing in cities and towns such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Leiden, Delft and Bemmel. It also includes a performance at the University of Ghent (Belgium) who are hosting a South African literary colloquium in October. Those interested in finding out more about the Korreltjie Kantel tour details in October, feel free to make contact via our contact page.

The Pre-Funding Campaign:

“Die Kind het ‘n reus geword” group exhibition, silent auction and concert

5 June 2019

A selection of art collectors and prospective donators will be invited to an exclusive and private event hosted at the GUS Gallery in Dorpstreet, Stellenbosch. Here art works by 10 renowned visual artists will be exhibited and auctioned. Guest will enjoy an exclusive Korreltjie Kantel performance at the event. The Korreltjie Kantel crowdfunding campaign will be announced at the event and all attending will be invited to pledge an amount towards this campaign – enabling Iluminar Productions to build some early momentum for the campaign, before they invite the broader public to participate. Art collectors, individuals or business owners who have an interest in the development and promotion of South African arts abroad – and who would like to attend this event – please feel free to make contact via our contact page.

The Crowdfunding Campaign:

Citizens of the world will be able to donate any amount towards the Korreltjie Kantel tour. Proceeds will go toward tour costs such as transport, VISA’s, accommodation, theatre and instrument hire, sound and lighting costs, promotional and marketing expenses. Rewards will be allocated to individuals based on the scale of their donations. This can include anything from CD’s, CD hampers, books, book hampers, art works and other merchandise – as well as invitations to exclusive and special Iluminar Productions events.  To get regular updates about incentives and rewards linked to our campaign, please make contact via our contact page or follow Korreltjie Kantel on Facebook (Link: https://www.facebook.com/KorreltjieKantel/).