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From page to stage with Joburg Ballet

The global success of the Marvel movie Black Panther placed Africa at the epicentre of contemporary popular culture. Keke Chele spoke to Joburg Ballet’s Senior Soloist Kitty Phetla, who was tasked with turning the short ballet film into a longer and more substantial work that

Department Arts Culture Nicholas Hlobo

We are African: Celebrating Africa Day

On 25 May 1963, Africa made history with the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to the African Union. To commemorate this historical event, the month of May is celebrated as Africa Month and 25 May as Africa Day. This year, the

DITSONG Museums of South Africa Creative Feel

What’s on during Africa Month at DITSONG?

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa’s vast collections at its various museums offer an exciting way to celebrate Africa Month this May. Africa Day celebrates the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963. The objectives of the OAU included the celebration

Brett Bailey Samson dance music theatre

Brett Bailey’s Samson

Third World Bunfight’s newest production, Samson, is a sensuous, poetic and thought-provoking dance-music-theatre piece set in a dystopian contemporary context of political extremism, inequality, human displacement and violence. Creative Feel spoke to writer, designer and director Brett Bailey to find out a bit more. Beyond

John-Michael Metelerkamp Candice Berman contemporary art gallery

Transcendent gestures

John-Michael Metelerkamp’s latest body of work, Nekkies, had its premiere at Berman Contemporary’s stand at Investec Cape Town Art Fair in February to critical acclaim. John-Michael Metelerkamp’s life struggle and the path by which he came to be an artist and engaged in his current

The Queen of Johannesburg Florence BASA

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

Yinka Shonibare’s “Ruins Decorated” comes to SA

British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, will return to the African continent for his first solo exhibition in 15 years. Ruins Decorated, a new body of work that sparks a state of charged curiosity, will be on show at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg from 1 September

Haroon Gunn-Salie FNB Art Prize

FNB Art Prize winner Haroon Gunn-Salie’s reflection space

Accomplished young artist, Haroon Gunn-Salie has been announced as the 2018 winner of the FNB Art Prize. Since its establishment in 2011, the FNB Art Prize has celebrated and recognised groundbreaking artists from across the African continent. This coveted award includes a cash prize as

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