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My Body My Space Public Art Festival 2023 Smangaliso Ngwenya
Sibuyel’ emphakatini | The 2023 My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival is back in the community

Sibuyel’ emphakatini | The 2023 My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival is back in the community

The 2023 My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival (MBMS) returns to a live event in the Emakhazeni community during Human Rights month, under the theme of Sibuyel’ emphakatini (we are back in the community). This year’s programme is dance and performance-specific, taking place from

Sandra Prinsloo as Maria Callas Cape Town Opera Master Class
Sandra Prinsloo takes on the role of iconic singer Maria Callas in Cape Town Opera’s ‘Master Class’

Sandra Prinsloo takes on the role of iconic singer Maria Callas in Cape Town Opera’s ‘Master Class’

On the 100th anniversary of Maria Callas’ birth, multi-award-winning South African actor Sandra Prinsloo will be taking on the role of the iconic singer in Cape Town Opera’s Master Class. From 20 February to 11 March 2023, Pieter Toerien in association with Cape Town Opera (CTO) will present Master Class at

director peter flynn calling us home south african theatre 2023
Bringing a sense of community to the stage | A Q&A with ‘Calling Us Home’ director Peter Flynn

Bringing a sense of community to the stage | A Q&A with ‘Calling Us Home’ director Peter Flynn

Love, yearning, migration, adversity and an inextricable link with one’s home country are the key themes animating the compelling story at the heart of Calling Us Home. Written and composed by South African musician Alice Gillham, the musical is directed by American director, writer, and

BASA Graduates of the Arts Entrepreneurship Programme 2022
Meet the BASA Debut Graduates

Meet the BASA Debut Graduates

The power of ‘being within’ – heard and seen, making a positive contribution to the creative economy and their communities; these are the rewards and responsibilities of the graduates of the three-year BASA Debut Programme. The 24 graduates were recently celebrated in a ceremony they

Sibongakonke Mama 2022 Distell National Playwright Competition winner
‘I’d say try, and keep trying’ | Q&A with award-winning playwright Sibongakonke Mama

‘I’d say try, and keep trying’ | Q&A with award-winning playwright Sibongakonke Mama

A meditation on ‘dis-ease, disease and alienation’ is how Sibongakonke Mama has described her award-winning script, Ibuhlungu le ndawo. The Johannesburg-based journalist and writer was recently announced as the overall winner of the 2022 Distell National Playwright Competition. Having studied Journalism and, later, Creative Writing

Cape Town Opera Alcina Artscape
Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School join forces to present ‘Alcina’ at Artscape

Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School join forces to present ‘Alcina’ at Artscape

After Cape Town Opera’s recent sold-out season of L’elisir d’amore, the company’s next highly anticipated production will be George Frideric Handel’s Alcina, taking place at the Artscape Theatre this November. A collaboration between Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School, the sublime, fantastical opera is guest-directed by one

South African International Ballet Competition
SA International Ballet Competition welcomes international judges and competitors to Artscape

SA International Ballet Competition welcomes international judges and competitors to Artscape

The forthcoming South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) will once again welcome capacity audiences and international judges and competitors to the Artscape Opera House from 25 to 30 July 2022. Two years of challenging COVID-19 restrictions saw the competition run solely online in 2020 and as a

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