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Gregory Maqoma Exist Exit Vuyani Dance Theatre

The power of storytelling Gregory Maqoma’s Exit/Exist

Gregory Maqoma explores his personal and national history as a descendant of the great Xhosa Chief Jongumsobomvu Maqoma with his timeless solo piece Exit/Exist for Africa Month 2019. ‘The theatre’s house lights fade to black and audience chatter quickly subsides. Music begins – a trance

White Crow ballet movie film Cinema Nouveau Filmfinity

What’s on at Cinema Nouveau:  The White Crow

Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann      A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not

centre for the less good idea season 5

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
Dave Mann Art of Performance

All this performance, but where to go and see it?

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. In South Africa, there is no shortage of performing artists. In Johannesburg, the city I live in and write from, this is particularly true. Joburg is home to countless dancers,

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Company

Revisiting our ancestral past in today’s context

When Vuyani Dance Theatre Project (as the small group of African contemporary dancers was initially known) took to the stage in September 1999 at the Dance Factory, the engagement was on a project-by-project basis, but it turned out to be the start of a new

Dance Umbrella

Figure-ring the state of dance in Africa

The South African State Theatre is proud to announce that the newly revived and revamped Dance Umbrella Africa (DUA) will launch under the theme Figure-ring – The State of Dance in Africa in late March this year. #DUA2019 will embrace all genres of dance, from authentic South

politics dance collaboration

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

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

The Selfish Giant JYB

JYB’s The Selfish Giant at the Joburg Theatre

The Johannesburg Youth Ballet will present The Selfish Giant from 24 to 26 August 2018 at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre. Oscar Wilde’s charming morality tale of the Selfish Giant, who finds redemption through the kindness and love of a little boy, is under the artistic

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

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg: King Of Time

One of South Africa’s most celebrated icons, Johnny Clegg, recently released King Of Time, a seven-track album comprising brand-new original music. Creative Feel spoke to the singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist about this new release.      King Of Time bears the fingerprints

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

Candice Berman

Indigo | Passage to Healing

Berman Contemporary recently showcased the collaborative exhibition, Indigo | Passage to Healing, by artists Robyn Denny and Mamela Nyamza. Indigo is the colour of the purest spirit, the purest love. It runs through our history on the African continent, adorning our bodies even as it

SBYA 2018

The future is too bright!

The 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Performance Art, Chuma Sopotela, is a multi-talented performer, having taken to the stage in various guises. It means I can have more confidence in what I do, that people I watching and are listening. It is truly a

ACT

Adele Blank, a living dance legend

The 2017 Arts & Culture Trust Lifetime Achievement Award for Dance is presented to Adele Blank, the iconic South African choreographer and dance instructor who has trained, performed, choreographed and taught extensively in classical ballet and contemporary dance both locally and abroad. One of the

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

ACT Scholarships

ACT announces four Scholarship winners 2017

On Saturday evening twelve future stars performed their hearts out on the legendary John Kani stage of the Market Theatre.  The talented finalists from around the country travelled to Joburg in the hope of winning a scholarship to pursue their dreams. Having spent the week

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