Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella finds new home

The South African State Theatre will house Dance Umbrella Africa, which will be funded by the state

A leap into the unknown with Dance Umbrella

This year’s Dance Umbrella is the most challenging yet, led by the exuberance of youth.

‘Ketima’ dancers run on passion

Choreographer Gregory Maqoma believes ­technique follows the heart and a will to learn.

Dance Umbrella 2015: What not to miss

Here's our indepth round-up of the highlights from the Dance Umbrella programme this year.

Clash of cultures sets stage on fire

Choreographer Constanza Macras who staged the celebrated "Hell on Earth" at the Dance Umbrella six years ago, is back again with a new production.

Dance Umbrella: Festival streets ahead with new dances

The Dance Umbrella has been reconstructed and this year’s offerings enhance the genre’s dimensions.

Choreographer turns ballet on its head

Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza has pushed through the limitations of dance to find her own path in the discipline.

Don’t Miss This: February 20 – 26

From the Jozi Film Festival to the Cape Town Art Fair, we round-up some of the country's hot-ticket events.

Dance Umbrella lives to tango another day

The lottery has waltzed in to give the festival the funding lifeline it needs to step out for another year.

Les Nuits: Sensual ballet conjures Arabia

World-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj explores the splendour of that world with his new ballet, Les Nuits (The Nights).

Dancing on dangerous ground

A local choreographer is confronting the loaded issue of gender-based violence and silence.

Moffies, movement and mutilation

As dancers warm up for the next Dance Umbrella, arts editor Matthew Krouse asks choreographers what the body in space says about South Africa today.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income