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Cape Town City Ballet’s Captivating Autumn/Winter Season

Bookings are now open for Cape Town City Ballet’s captivating 2019 Autumn/Winter Season. A combined celebration of modern classics and historical popular favourites, Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) recently announced line up at the Artscape Opera House includes Amaranth from 22 June to 7 July and

Vuyani Dance Theatre Company

Employment creation: a mission possible

Over the past 20 years, Vuyani Dance Theatre has endeavoured to afford young people from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to excel in dance while developing a new generation of dancers, dance teachers and choreographers. Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) has expanded its contemporary dance vocabulary of

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Cutting-edge Flemish dance comes to South Africa

From March to June 2019, contemporary dance from Flanders hits South African stages. Three of Flanders’ leading dance companies will showcase their work in Johannesburg, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town. The first performance took place on 16 March at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Flemish dance

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The Centre for the Less Good Idea Season 5

The Centre for the Less Good Idea announces a spectacular Season of work co-curated by Phala O. Phala and David April. The Centre for the Less Good Idea is excited to announce a collection of outstanding collaborative and interdisciplinary works for Season 5 scheduled to
Dance Umbrella State Theatre

Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 Headlining Acts

The eagerly anticipated re-launch of Dance Umbrella Africa 2019 from 31 March to 7 April at the South African State Theatre, #DUA2019 will feature South Africa and the world’s most prolific dancers and choreographers, including Lulu Mlangeni, Sonia Radebe and Julia Burnham, Phumlani Nyanga, Dirk

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Cutting-edge dance from Flanders comes to South Africa

From March to June 2019, contemporary dance from Flanders will hit South African stages. Les ballets C de la B, GRIP and Siamese Cie, three of Flanders’ leading dance companies, showcase their work at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, KKNK Oudtshoorn and the Baxter Theatre

Vuyani week Rise

Rise, a story of hope

For the first time since 2014, Gregory Maqoma will present a work at Vuyani Week in 2018. As is to be expected from the acclaimed choreographer, the piece is one which will spark dialogue and potentially change the way we think of the future. With

Dance Spectrum

National School of the Arts: Dance Spectrum

The National School of the Arts stages their annual flagship production, Dance Spectrum this week on The Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre.      A double bill and a trio of dance organisations, including Moving into Dance Mophatong and the Johannesburg Youth Ballet, make up

Londiwe Khoza, grappling with Gaga

Rays of Tel Aviv sunshine stream in from the skylights, illuminating the studio where Batsheva’s The Young Ensemble, the junior troupe of Israel’s renowned Batsheva Dance Company, rehearses daily. Londiwe Khoza, 23, stands alert amid the international assortment of preternaturally talented dancers. Together, the group

Sophie Mgcina Awards

Sophie Mgcina Award winners make their mark

The Market Theatre Foundation’s Sophie Mgcina Emerging Voice Award is barely five years old and already all its winners are taking the South African industry by storm as they continue to celebrate the indomitable spirit of the late artist, teacher and cultural activist, Sophie Mgcina.

Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella: 30 Years On

Dance Umbrella 2018 will take place from 6 to 18 March 2018 at various venues across Johannesburg, celebrating 30 years of new contemporary choreography and dance.      One of the most celebrated events on the Johannesburg calendar, Dance Umbrella 2018 presents a line-up of

Mozart and Salieri

Mozart en pointe

Cape Town City Ballet opens 2018 with a bang with a rousing adaptation of Aleksandr Puškin’s short story, Mozart and Salieri. Exquisite period costumes, a superb score and cutting edge projections: this is ballet like Cape Town has never seen before.      Marc Goldberg,

Confined

A choreographer Confined to no boundaries

Lulu Mlangeni’s career took off after she won the TV show, So you think you can dance, in 2010 – her new dance piece Confined is at the Market Theatre.      In 2014, she was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Mgcina Best Emerging

SBYA 2018

A social agent of change

Celebrated choreographer and dancer, Musa Hlatshwayo, has toured extensively across Africa, Europe and the Americas, receiving numerous awards and accolades along the way. He has been awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance 2017 in recognition of a professional practice that is as

ACT

Making an ImpACT

One ImpACT winner will be announced at the ACT Awards on 17 November. The Award serves to acknowledge one young professional, under the age of 30, across all arts disciplines, who has made an impact during the first five years of their professional career. The

NAC Dance

Keeping Dance Alive

The annual Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 5 to 14 October, providing a platform for South Africa’s top and upcoming dance companies to showcase the best of cutting-edge dance and choreography. The Baxter Dance Festival is the premier dance event of its kind

Big City, Big Dreams

Creative team announced for Big City, Big Dreams

Joburg Ballet has joined forces with two other leading South African dance companies – Vuyani Dance Theatre and Moving Into Dance Mophatong – for Big City, Big Dreams, a major new production which will première on Friday 28 July at Joburg Theatre for a run of

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