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Across the Stars Ann-Sophie Mutter John Williams Deutsche Grammophon Weinberg Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21

Classical music reviews: movie themes and symphonies

In the February / March 2020 issue of Creative Feel, we reviewed Across the Stars and Weinberg Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21, two extraordinary albums sure to move your soul. Across the Stars | Ann-Sophie Mutter | John Williams | Deutsche Grammophon | 4837456 Legendary

Borderline Find Me Paper Tiger books

Book reviews: letters, sequels and recrimination

In the February / March 2020 issue of Creative Feel, we review Borderline, Find Me, and Paper Tiger, three books that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Borderline | By Marita van der Vyver | Publisher: Penguin Random House SA | ISBN:

Toonda Uganda

A wonderland of creation, compassion and cohesion

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Getting to Kyakataama is quite a journey. We flew to Entebbe International Airport and then drove for over five hours to this remote village in the west

George Sand

For art’s sake

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 Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria.

Some thoughts on art and work

Dave Mann is a monthly contributor for Creative Feel, an editor and award-winning arts journalist.  I am thinking about work.      There are two reasons for this, one of them being that as I write this, Johannesburg – the city where I make a living – is busy lurching into action as the

William Kentridge The Head and the Load production

The Head & the Load, an interview with William Kentridge

The Head & the Load, William Kentridge’s latest project, in collaboration with Philip Miller, Thuthuka Sibisi and Gregory Maqoma, brings to light the hidden stories of Africa and Africans in World War I. Many of the Africans who died during this war were porters, or

Annabell Lebethe DITSONG museum curator

Encore | Annabell Lebethe

Annabell Lebethe is the CEO of DITSONG: Museums of South Africa. Lebethe is well known for her leadership roles in the arts and culture sector, having led organisations such as the National Arts Council and the Market Theatre.  Name three artworks that you love and

Columba Nirox leadership arts

Using art to inspire ethical young leaders

Works of art can inspire and uplift you, challenge and provoke you, introduce you to a different world, and perhaps reset your thinking. Soon, an organisation that works with underprivileged schools will discover whether art can also help troubled teenagers to become more ethical leaders.

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Bolt’s Farm Exhibition at DITSONG

DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris (CNRS), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Research Foundation, are building the Bolt’s Farm Exhibition, which includes 3D renderings, child-centred activities, and tells the

Robert Broom palaeontologist discoveries

Who was Robert Broom?

Professor Robert Broom was born on 30 November 1866 in Paisley, Scotland, to a poor family. He was educated as a doctor and received his degree from the University of Glasgow in 1895. In 1893 he married Mary Baird Baillie. Broom specialised in the field

Ernestine White-Mifetu fine artist curator

Transforming the museum sector

South African fine artist, curator and director of the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Ernestine White-Mifetu, was recently appointed as an International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) board member. Creative Feel spoke to White-Mifetu about her important new role.  Creative Feel: Please

William Kentridge the Head and the Load production South Africa behind the scenes


Welcome to the Creative Feel Feb/March 2020 issue! This is one that is particularly exciting for us to put out – and heralds a few ch-ch-ch-changes. I’m going to take a leaf out of Vuyani Dance Theatre’s (VDT) book and ‘look back to move forward’.

My Body My Space Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative FATC

Celebrating 25 years of groundbreaking creativity

An inimitable voice in the South African dance community, The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) celebrates 25 years of groundbreaking creativity and five years of the Ebhudlweni Arts Centre this year. Creative Feel spoke to celebrated choreographer, arts activist, founder and Managing Director of FATC, PJ

Monica Newton National Arts Festival new CEO

New leadership for the National Arts Festival

2020 is set to be a big year for the National Arts Festival, with a new CEO, Monica Newton and new artistic director, Rucera Seethal, leading the organisation forward.  Experienced arts administrator Monica Newton has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the

The Head & The Load William Kentridge theatre dance South African production Africa World War One

The Head & the Load comes to South Africa

The South African premiere of the acclaimed new William Kentridge theatre work, The Head & the Load, is supported by RMB and FNB and comes to Joburg Theatre following its World Premiere at Tate Modern, with music composed and conceived by Philip Miller. William Kentridge’s large-scale

Richard Cock maestro RMB Starlight Classics 2020

RMB Starlight Classics 2020: Behind the baton

Creative Feel spoke to Maestro Richard Cock about his role in the AfroSymphonic extravaganza that is RMB Starlight Classics. Creative Feel: American President Dwight D Eisenhower strongly believed that leadership is the ‘art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because

Siyabonga Maqungo RMB Starlight Classics 2020

Siyabonga Maqungo: Nurturing Talent of Note

For 22 years, RMB Starlight Classics has been the place to witness breathtaking talent from across the globe perform alongside fledging stars – and this year is no different. Siyabonga Maqungo, an acclaimed South African tenor currently living and working in Germany, has an especially

Darren Hayward musical director RMB Starlight Classics 2020

RMB Starlight Classics 2020: Behind the scenes

An AfroSymphonic extravaganza of music, song and dance – RMB Starlight Classics showcases performers from diverse backgrounds collaborating to create musical magic. This celebration of the arts brings together musical talent under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock, with Director, Darren Hayward. Creative Feel spoke

The Fossil World of Bolt’s Farm

Are you fascinated by fossils? Have you always dreamed of being a palaeontologist? Then this exhibition is for you! Le Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (The French National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS) and the DITSONG Museums invite you to discover the fossils

William Kentridge print Artist Proof Studio Cape Town Art Fair 2020 She Wolf

The She-wolves of the Tiber

Earlier this year, William Kentridge collaborated with Artist Proof Studio to translate the original ink wash drawings from his Rome frieze: Triumphs and Laments into monumental prints, retaining some of the impetus and spirit of the drawings.  The following article is written by Kim Berman, Director of

Design Miami 2019

7 of Africa’s foremost creatives shine at Design Miami

South African artists and designers were well-represented at Design Miami 2019, with major new works by Dokter and Misses, Andile Dyalvane, Zizipho Poswa, Rich Mnisi, Justine Mahoney and Madoda Fani on show alongside Porky Hefer’s brightly coloured Molecules. Scroll through the next few pages to meet

Porky Hefer Molecules hanging seating pods

Magnifying the microscopic: Porky Hefer’s Molecules

Design Miami was treated to an ‘African-pop punch’ at the end of 2019 with Southern Guild’s bold presentation of collectable furniture, kinetic lighting, sculpture and large-scale ceramics by top South African artists and designers. Featuring vibrant colour, futuristic forms and strong shapes, the collection centred

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