Treat the little ones to Red Riding Hood at the Rhumbelow

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Marc Kay and Tess Tjasink in Little Red Riding Hood.

The Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road, off Bartle Road, Umbilo – in association with the AUC – is presenting Little Red Riding Hood, starring Marc Kay and Tess Tjasink, from June 28 to July 16. Continue reading

Durban International Film Festival announces award winners for 2016


Christia Visser (above right) was named best actress at the Durban International Film Festival for her role as Tess in Tess directed by Meg Rickards. The film was also named best SA feature film and won an award for best editing for Linda Man.

The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition at the Playhouse on June 25, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Space in Between. Continue reading

Think!Fest at the National Arts Festival

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Think!Fest – a series of panel discussions on topics ranging from the #fallist movement and the plight of refugees in migration to decriminalising marijuana and decolonising the arts – promises additional brain food for Festival-goers. Photo: Elsabe van Tonder

A fascinating festival for your brain awaits at the National Arts Festival Think!Fest in Grahamstown from June 30 to July 8. Continue reading

Drama for Life is off to National Arts Festival

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Drama For Life heading to the National Arts Festival.

Bags are packed, performances have been rehearsed, and programmes have been set. Drama for Life is leaving the wintery smog of Johannesburg for the student town of Grahamstown – for 11 days, at least.

The National Arts Festival, the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent, will be held in Grahamstown from June 30 to July 10, and Drama for Life – the University of the Witwatersrand’s arts centre for social transformation and healing – will be a huge part of it. Continue reading

ASSITEJ SA doubles number of shows at the National Arts Festival 2016


Rowin Munsamy and Shona Johnson star in The Fantastical Flea Circus.

The ASSITEJ Family Fare returns to National Arts Festival for the fifth consecutive year to bring to the festival unique, quality theatre for youth and young audiences.

With 20 productions under its umbrella this year, ASSITEJ SA has now more than doubled the number of shows on its bill since the first iteration of the venue in 2012 which had nine shows. Continue reading

Defining dance production debunks female/male dynamic at National Arts Festival


Nadine Joseph will be presenting her new work Looking/Seeing/Being/Disappearing… at this year’s National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown. Photo: Suzy Bernstein

Female identity and the way it’s generally represented and objectified, often through subtle if not direct sexualised subjugation, will be highlighted by a thought-provoking dance production, Looking/Seeing/Being/Disappearing… at this year’s National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown. Continue reading