Durban’s Flatfoot Dance Company to perform ‘Sadhana’ at the Playhouse

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The Flatfoot Dance Company in full flight. Photo: Val Adamson

The Flatfoot Dance Company presents Sadhana at the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban from March 23 to 26.

This is the newest offering from the acclaimed team that created the award-winning Bhakti. Choreographed by Lliane Loots, the work steps boldly into Eastern mystical philosophy and its confluence with African rhythms and dance, creating a dance theatre feast for the senses. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in Swan Lake. Photo: Damir Yusupov

A new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company – one of the world’s great powerhouses of classical ballet – is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres.

The next ballet to be enjoyed on the big screen is one of the classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s timeless Swan Lake, which releases on Saturday, February 18 for limited shows. Continue reading

Catch Matchbox Theatre Collective’s ‘Burn’ at the Theatre – St Anne’s College

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Mark Tatham (back) and Daniel Geddes will be appearing in Burn at the Theatre – St Anne’s College.

The Theatre at St Anne’s College in Hilton is hosting a performance of the award-winning production, Burn, choreographed and directed by Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance (2012) Bailey Snyman, and featuring Daniel Geddes and Mark Tatham, on Thursday, February 2 at 7.30pm. Continue reading

Fresh new theatre and dance on offer on Durban’s bustling beach

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Shelby Strange is part of the Rickshaw Collective who will be performing a physical theatre piece, “Dislocation” on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. Photo: Luca Barausse

This weekend, Durban plays host to the inaugural Fresha Festival. This free fun family al-fresco theatre festival will be staged on Durban’s North Beach for three days on January 20, 21 and 22. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau

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The season of ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company continues with the screening of The Golden Age, which releases at Cinema Nouveau on Saturday, November 12 for limited screenings.

The other productions in this season include: The Nutcracker (December 17), Swan Lake (February 18, 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (March 10), A Contemporary Evening (April 21) and finally, A Hero of our Time (May 12). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live. Continue reading

Women claim their ground at the Olive Tree in Joburg theatre festival

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Just when you thought the cultural calendar in Joburg was calming down, November brings the 5th Women’s International Theatre Festival. Running from November 4, the event offers a fresh feast of theatre and performance, with 13 plays, two dance pieces, daily film screenings and an evening of music – all work that celebrates women in theatre.

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