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Robyn Sassen

Robyn Sassen

    Choreographer turns ballet on its head
    Choreographer turns ballet on its head
    Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza says she was always aware of being “other” through her classical ballet roots. “My body never allowed...
    Ordinary people celebrated in street photographers' art
    Ordinary people celebrated in street photographers' art
    When you walk into the oblong gallery, positioned in the Origins Centre’s heart, you might be overcome with an attack of goose bumps. This is not...
    Into the vortex with William Kentridge
    Into the vortex with William Kentridge
    ‘I think of myself as an artist making drawings even when the charcoal is replaced by an ink word,” William Kentridge states in the thick of his...
    Tapestry: The art of weaving a good yarn
    Tapestry: The art of weaving a good yarn
    A drawn line rendered in mohair is an exercise in translation – and like any good linguistic translation it has the same power to sing and fly as...
    Saluting Nadine Gordimer's sharp pen
    Saluting Nadine Gordimer's sharp pen
    In the opening session of this year's Mail & Guardian Literary Festival, journalist Maureen Isaacson spelled out the basis of her...
    Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
    Brett Bailey's Exhibit B knots up London knickers
    Critics have argued that he may be South Africa's most important theatre director. Africa's Rimbaud. Now, London-based petitioners are baying for...
    Oh, for more meat on these bones
    Oh, for more meat on these bones
    BREYTEN BREYTENBACH: A MONOLOGUE IN TWO VOICES by Sandra Saayman (Fourthwall books)
    'Slow Fires', a labour of love
    'Slow Fires', a labour of love
    SLOW FIRES with etchings by Roxandra Dardagan Britz and poems by Dan Wylie (Fourthwall Books)
    Material culture icon
    Material culture icon
    OBITUARY: FRANK JOLLES (1931 –2014)
    A write minded gathering
    A write minded gathering
    ‘Literature in a place that breathes is to be taken alive,” wrote Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau, an eloquent thought quoted when the...
    The studious observer: Nontobeko Ntombela
    The studious observer: Nontobeko Ntombela
    Nontobeko Ntombela, curator of contemporary art at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), laughs about the idea of being considered a guinea pig.
    Performers shift perceptions as they step off stage
    Performers shift perceptions as they step off stage
    Performance artist Steven Cohen once commented on the tyranny of art-sacred spaces being much less vicious than spaces not yet sanctified by the...