WCOPA 2018: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 15
Westin Long Beach Hotel and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Masvingo - 27th September 2017
Harare - 30th September 2017
Bulawayo-14th October 2017
WCOPA NATIONAL DIRECTOR - JESSICA NYARAYI TANDY
Jessica Nyarayi Tandy is one of three Partners at Bizmod consulting, women owned management consulting firm – www.bizmod.co.za. She has played a key role in building this firm from a staff complement of 4 to now 30+ employees.
She studied Information Technology and this was the perfect introduction to the IT industry and business as a whole. She has consulted in industries such as Information Technology, Manufacturing, Health, Telecommunications & Banking and has established a reputation for being formidable and widely respected entrepreneur. Over a decade she has worked for and consulted for various organisations in Africa, UK and USA.
Jessica is a big TED.com follower and has been in the past involved in her personal capacity as a TedxJozi Organiser. On the other hand, she has constantly pursued her passion for social upliftment and is a co-founder of Impacting Real Lives, a non-profit organisation focusing on initiatives that impact grass root development of the Arts and Technology in communities.
It is often said that behind every talented artist is a formidable team or dynamic mother! Hence why the catch phrase the Dynamic Duo rings true when referring to Nontokozo Moyo and Jessica Nyarayi Tandy the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts (ZiCOPA) Co-Founders.
In the past couple of years, they have coordinated, motivated, financed and stopped at nothing to be the driving force behind their budding performing arts daughters. These ladies have selflessly bolstered the creative triumph of others in a culture where being a critic is easier than being a celebrator.
Being nonconformists and high achievers they combined their entrepreneurial skills and passion for the arts to jointly form “African Talent Unearthed - ATU”. “African Talent Unearthed” purpose is to look at the African child and “Acknowledge, Appreciate and Expose” his /her various talents to global platforms that are safe and conducive for positive growth. Accordingly, The World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) were identified as the perfect vehicle for such a vision through its three characteristics of “Quality, True Global Exposure and Experience”
Jessica Nyarayi Tandy is now the sole owner of ATU and WCOPA license holder for Zimbabwe operating under ZiCOPA (Zimbabwe Championship of Performing Arts), a trust registered in Zimbabwe and is an implementation vehicle to drive the set vision aimed at – “Acknowledging, Appreciating, Exposing and Impacting” talented youth performers from Zimbabwe to the world at large. In so doing to influence a performance arts culture that is not limited by lines of longitude and latitude but a global community in which the arts form part of the national narrative.
2018 Season – Team Zimbabwe 2018
The Repertory Players (REPS) is an amateur theatrical society established in 1931 which has a membership of people interested or involved in theatrical activities. In 1960 the society built and opened its own theatre, REPS Theatre, which to this day hosts productions staged by the society, as well as many other productions staged by commercial hirers, who include other amateur theatrical organisations, dance organisations, aspiring commercial theatrical companies, the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), embassies and cultural NGOs, as well as visiting performers and performing arts organisations from outside Harare and from outside Zimbabwe.
"Reps theatre, for the love of performing arts!'"
Reps Theatre (http://www.reps.co.zw)
Address: Belgravia Shopping Centre, Maasdorp Ave / Sam Nujoma St, Harare, Zimbabwe
Great Zimbabwe University (GZU)
“To be the centre of excellence in arts, culture and heritage studies as well as the advancement of other academic disciplines for the promotion of the development of society.”
Power FM – Feel the power
“Listen to the hottest hits, keep track of your favorite celebrities,make your day great only here on Power FM:
Website - http://www.powerfm.co.zw
Address: No. 1 Northend Rd, Highlands, Harare, ZW
ZBC - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is the national broadcaster responsible for bringing news, entertainment, education and information to Zimbabweans in Zimbabwe and beyond.
Website - http://www.zbc.co.zw
Address: 1 Northend Road, Pockets Hill, Highlands, Harare
Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd is the oldest newspaper publisher and commercial printer in Zimbabwe, as well as being easily the largest publisher of newspapers, having dominated the industry for almost 120 years.
Motsamai Guest Lodge – Bulawayo
Executive Accommodation and conferencing facilities in suburban Bulawayo
Address: 17, Tennyson Avenue, Malindela, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe