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23 Feb 2018 00:00
Dance Session: Secret Sunrise in Pretoria
Homecoming by Zanele Muholi: The photographer and visual activist is, for the first time, bringing her solo exhibition to her home city, Durban. The exhibition features five bodies of work and will occupy a large portion of the gallery space, which is situated in the Durban City Hall.
Her work invites the public to confront the alternating brutality and joy faced by the black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in South Africa. Details: Homecoming is being showcased at the Durban Art Gallery, Anton Lembede Street, until February 28. For more information call 031 311 2264.
One Night In Miami: This exceptional piece of theatre, directed by James Ngcobo, is based on the fictional retelling of a night when Malcolm X, Cassius Clay (who would later call himself Mohammed Ali), singer Sam Cooke and football legend Jim Brown spent hours in deep discussion in a Miami hotel room — four men who were to go on and leave visible footprints in 20th-century (and African-American) history. Details: The production is on at the Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, until February 25. Tickets are R90 a person. For more information visit markettheatre.co.za
Secret Sunrise in Pretoria: Secret Sunrise is an early-morning dance session that incorporates yoga and meditation. Wireless headphones will be handed out and instructors guide a themed session. It’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Details: The session will take place at Thrashers Skate Park in Menlyn, 241 Serene Street, Garsfontein, Pretoria. The session starts at 6am and tickets range from R90 to R130. For more information visit thrashers-skatepark.co.za
I am because you are: A search for Ubuntu with permission to dream: This thought-provoking exhibition takes viewers through significant moments in South African history, from the early 19th century to today. It raises questions about the progress of humanity and delves into the country’s complex history with a focus on race and identity. Curated by Usha Seejarim, the works on display are from the Standard Bank Corporate Collection and include artworks by William Kentridge, Dumile Feni, Diane Victor, Kudzanai Chiurai, Norman Catherine and Penny Siopis. Details: The exhibition takes place at the Standard Bank Gallery, Simmonds and Frederick streets, Johannesburg Central, until March 31. For more information visit sponsorships.standardbank.com/groupsponsorship/Arts-&-culture/Standard-Bank-Gallery-/Current-exhibitions/Ubuntu
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