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Melanie López in Dem Menschen ein Wolf choreographed by Saeed Hani for Hani Dance / Photo: @Eva Krings & Elke Reinemann Schmitt
Pianos and Pandemics

Pianos and Pandemics

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions, and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations over the last two decades. He is currently the CEO of BASA NPC (BASA), and a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria. ‘The romantic impulse is

9 things I loved in 2019

9 things I loved in 2019

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations in various roles over the last two decades. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University

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The inimitable Mr Maqoma

The inimitable Mr Maqoma

Ashraf Johaardien has worked with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) on numerous occasions throughout his career in his roles as performer, executive producer of the National Arts Festival and now CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Where does Gregory Maqoma end

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Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo / You Strike A Woman, You Strike A Rock

Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo / You Strike A Woman, You Strike A Rock

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing, University of Pretoria. Sometimes I wonder if Women’s Day and Women’s Month have gone

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Collaborating beyond politics

Collaborating beyond politics

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). The recent launch of dance journalist Adrienne Sichel’s book on contemporary dance Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Contemporary Dance (Porcupine Press) at the Market Theatre filled me with complex

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The Queen of Johannesburg

The Queen of Johannesburg

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa(BASA). Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of attending many BASA events and others, including my own birthday, at Hollard’s Villa Arcadia. The house, which overlooks Johannesburg, is one

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