Theatre

 
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners in winter school uniform and a handful of adults are ushered into...
​Mandela centenary celebrated in song and dance
​Mandela centenary celebrated in song and dance
Africa’s Travel Indaba marked the Mandela centenary with a theatre piece that combines Africa’s musical and dance artistry while drawing on...
Live Art Network, an introduction
Live Art Network, an introduction
The Live Art Network Africa colloquium runs from February 17 to 20 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange...
Where theatre dreams are made real
Where theatre dreams are made real
‘This is a dream of its own. An authentic dream,” Mandisi Sindo says of the Makukhanye Art Room.
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year's theme of...
Children’s theatre festival cradled creativity and encouraged empathy
Children’s theatre festival cradled creativity and encouraged empathy
In the history of South African theatre, you will be hard-pressed to find any plays for children that have become part of our story in the way that...
A leap into the unknown with Dance Umbrella
A leap into the unknown with Dance Umbrella
The much-anticipated Dance Umbrella, which kicked off on February 23 in Johannesburg, was shrouded in speculation by those in the know that this...
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
In Zakes Mda and John Kani’s collaboration, The Dying Screams of the Moon, the thorniest of South African issues is used as the pivot...
Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
Lara Foot a leader in the field with hard-hitting plays that tackle social issues
It is more than 30 years since Lara Foot first immersed herself in the cultural sights and sounds of the National...
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
Jeans revolution pops up in the UK
"Your meeting place is the steps of St John’s Church … please bring with you: cash, ID and warm clothes,” reads an SMS a day before the...
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
John Withers, the man behind the lauded John Wizards band and eponymous album does a lot of work in the advertising industry to diversify...
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
Snow Goose takes flight in masterful stage production
As the timeless characters of Fritha, a young English lass, and Philip Rhayader, a hunchbacked recluse with a penchant for painting birds, appear...

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