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10 May 2019 00:00
Witness the craft: The Norval Foundation's Sculpture Garden s ion the arts circuit at the moment. (John Hogg)
My Children! My Africa! Set in the last days of apartheid, this Athol Fugard play tells the story of a black teacher, his black student and a white student from across town. While the trio team up for an inter-schools debate on gender politics, the political climate of the day tests the relationships they are forging.
Details: The play is on until May 17 at the South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Jack Lugg Retrospective: The exhibition pays tribute to the artist’s career with sketches, sculptures and paintings. In addition to the show, the museum will launch Lugg’s biography, The House that Jack Built. Details: The exhibition is open for the month of May at the Pretoria Art Museum. Entry into the museum costs R20 at the door. For more information call 012 358 6750
Sculpture Garden: Aimed at representing the practices that artists work with, such as mythology, abstraction, post-minimalism and craft, the Norval Foundation invites patrons to explore sculptures tucked into the contours of its wetland garden. The works come from a mixture of long-term loans and permanently installed work from the Homestead Art Collection. Details: The show takes place until January 2020 at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town. Tickets cost R160. For more information or to book tickets visit their website
Coucou Crumble by Maurice Mbikayi: “Coucou” is a French slang greeting taken from the noise a cuckoo clock makes and means “time’s up”. Using rubble to make sculpture, as well as photography and performance, Maurice Mbikayi reimagines our ideas of an apocalypse by placing the viewer in a world where we can no longer be reliant on the internet. Details: The exhibition takes place until June 6 at Gallery MOMO in Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website
Exit/ Exist: Directed by James Ngcobo, internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma takes centre stage accompanied by four singers and a guitarist with musical composition by Simphiwe Dana. The dance production looks back at South Africa’s collective memory to rephrase the notion of existence. Details: The show is on at the Market Theatre until May 19. Tickets cost R90 to R150 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website
Thaba Bosiu: Having been raised by the Bataung clan, the protagonist reaches out to the Bafokeng clan, which his estranged father belongs to. Inspired by the playwright’s journey to Lesotho in search of his father, this stage play takes a look at issues of identity, upbringing and displacement. Details: The production will be staged until May 12 at the Joburg Theatre. Tickets cost R80 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website
Tsammu One-Act Festival: This festival stages three one-act plays to explore new South African stories by an aspiring group of playwrights. Details: The festival takes place from May 10 to 12 at the Market Theatre. Tickets cost R40 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website
Tswalo: A collection of poems, recited in a space devoid of context, explores being, chaos, beauty, birth, love and war in a manner that seeks to facilitate the viewers’ reflection and meditation. Details: The production will be staged until May 12 at the Playhouse Company, 231 Anton Lembede Street, Durban. Tickets cost R30 to R90 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit their website
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