GROWING up listening to the sounds of South African music legends and the American jazz greats encouraged Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane to embark on a music career, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
Durban University of Technology
DUT’s ‘Chronicles of Jack’ takes a wry look at the student experience
A NEW play, which takes a wry look at the experiences of a young student from rural Eastern Cape, will be staged at the Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban on August 18 and 19.
Chronicles of Jack, which has been written for DUT by Mbasa Tsetsana (Waiting for Nelson), offers a new perspective of a student from a rural area adapting to city life and of being part of an urban campus in the Fees Must Fall generation. Expect plenty of social complexities, clashing ideologies and a tussle between tradition and self-discovery. Continue reading
Don’t miss Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT in Durban
Durban audiences have the chance to catch the much-anticipated touring production of Molière’s Tartuffe coming to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT on May 25 and 26 – for day time schools and evening public performances.
The story centres on Tartuffe, a weasely swindler, disguised as a paragon of piety who manipulates his way into Orgon’s house and unleashes his lecherous reign. Continue reading
Two new exhibitions celebrating women artists on show at artSPACE durban
Opening at artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, Durban on Saturday, October 1, is the group exhibition, Femergy, which places worldly issues under a female lens. The exhibition runs until October 14. Continue reading
UKZN to host Decolonising Shakespeare Theatre Festival
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Drama and Performance Studies is hosting the SHAKESPEAREmustFALL? Theatre Festival from September 20 to Otcober 2 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus in Durban.
The festival will include a colloquium featuring keynote addresses by theatre and performance art stalwarts, Welcome Msomi and Chris Thurman, from September 30 to October 1 at Studio 5 on the Howard College campus. Continue reading
Cirquons Flex Company showcase new work at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre
Alliance Française is playing host to a performance by the Cirquons Flex Company in the Durban University of Technology, Courtyard Theatre in Durban at 7 pm on Thursday, September 15. Continue reading
Karla Nixon showcases her latest work at artSPACE durban
Opening at artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, Durban, at 6 pm on August 25 – and running until Thursday, September 1 – is Karla Nixon’s Masters Fine Art exhibition, Once More. Continue reading
New play, ‘Flip Side’, takes a look at life on the streets
LIFE on the streets of Durban comes under the spotlight in Flip Side, a new play being staged by the WordPlay Company, at the Courtyard Theatre at Durban University of Technology Steve Biko campus in Durban at 7 pm from August 25 to 27. Continue reading
Double bill of ‘Waiting for Mandela’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre
East London-born and Johannesburg-based actor, writer and director Mbasa Tsetsana will be bringing his award-winning production, Waiting for Nelson, to the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies at 6 pm on Saturday, July 23.
This professional staging will be doubled billed with a student version of Waiting for Nelson under the direction of DUT directing student Sphephelo Dlamini. Continue reading
Ashwin Singh’s works to be explored in an international conference in Durban
ASHWIN Singh’s award-winning plays have made an indelible impact on the Durban cultural landscape over the last decade.
Combining humour and pathos, his numerous works delve into myriad issues in contemporary South Africa and have moved mature, multi-cultural audiences as well as the younger generation. Continue reading