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The power of silence in protests

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. In an article in The Guardian on Friday 20 June 2014, theatre writer Jack Klaff wrote about the enduring power of South African protest theatre that ‘roared around the world, bringing pressure

Market Theatre Nailed South African Theatre play

The Market Theatre presents ‘Nailed’

If you want to tell the naked truth about post-apartheid South Africa, better do it through fiction. Author Niq Mhlongo masters this art brilliantly. His latest work, Soweto Under the Apricot Tree is a collection of short stories about contemporary Soweto, Johannesburg and South Africa in

ZAPIRO giveaway winner prize competition

Giveaways!

It’s been one helluva year – again. We’ve seen Zuma resign as president, the DA go after its own people, Trump exercise his megalomania, the rise of racial tensions (as well as the petrol price) and the flaring of tempers. All while the Guptas fled

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

Dark Cell Market Theatre

Dark Cell: the mind is the worst prison a man can ever be in

Dark Cell features two Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients for Dance, Themba Mbuli, Fana Tshabalala and Thulani Chauke, who join forces to reimagine Mbuli’s Dark Cell, which has already toured 10 countries and 15 cities. Dark Cell draws its inspiration and metaphors from imagery of political

Black Chronicles IV

Black Chronicles IV is an Autograph ABP touring exhibition curated by Renée Mussai, presented by the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The exhibition will open at UJ’s FADA Gallery on 13 April and will run

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,

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