Northlink College Alumnus and Performing Arts student, Dealan Fredericks, has been nominated for a coveted Fleur du Cap award, which is seen as the “Oscars” in theatre spheres of South Africa. Dealan was nominated for the award for most promising student out of a group of seven nominees.
Dealan studied two years Performing Arts at Northlink College in which he had the opportunity to play in three productions including Evita, Slegs vir Almal and Sarafina. Each of these productions, as well as the other modules the students cover gave Dealan the firm foundation that he is currently still building on.
“I could not believe that I have been nominated for this award. It was and still is a honour to be recognized by the industry for all the hard work you have put in over the years,” says Dealan on being nominated for the Fleur du Cap Award.
The Award ceremony took place on 15 March 2016 at the iconic ArtsCape Opera House and saw some of the best in theatre be recognized for their work. A total of 18 categories received awards on the night.
“I was one of seven students nominated for the award but although I have not won the award, I know that this nomination will open doors for more in the industry that could only mean big and great things for my future,” says Dealan. The award for most promising student was awarded to Sive Gubangxa, from University of Cape Town.
Dealan is currently busy with repetitions for an upcoming stage production as well as trying his hand at being a voice actor on the radio.
While he did not win the Fleur du Cap Award he did walk away with the most promising male performer in 2015 at Performing Arts Course Awards held at the Northlink College Tygerberg Campus. “I love what I am doing now, but in five years I am looking forward to being on stage, television and radio and in living my dream help other up and coming artists reach their full potential,” adds Dealan.
Dealan, is looking forward to continuing pursuing his dream in getting more experience in exposure in the performing arts.