Acclaimed dance work, ‘We Are Still Marching’, back at the Playhouse

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Back by popular demand after a critically acclaimed season at the Playhouse in 2016, We Are Still Marching returns to the Playhouse Drama Theatre from May 24 to 28 for schools at 10 am, and for the public on Saturday, May 27 at 7.30 pm and Sunday, May 28 at 2.30 pm as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. Continue reading

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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

National Arts Festival rewards arts community as festival closes

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Outgoing National Arts Festival artistic director, Ismail Mahomed.

ARTISTIC excellence was celebrated at the National Arts Festival on Sunday morning (July 10) when the winners of the 2016 Standard Bank Ovation Awards were revealed at a ceremony which also honoured outgoing National Arts Festival artistic director, Ismail Mahomed.

Commenting on the impact of the awards, Mahomed said: “The Ovation Awards have earned a significant gravitas in the arts sector. They have become a barometer for audiences and visiting arts managements about productions that should not be missed. Artists at the festival have been bold and have used their talents and skills to engage with burning issues in the most creative ways.” Continue reading

Dance with the divas this Women’s Day

Vuyani Dance Theatre is celebrating Women’s Month by hosting a public dance workshop with emerging female choreographers on Sunday, August 9. Lulu Mlangeni (senior dancer at Vuyani) and Thoko Sidiya (formerly with Moving into Dance Mophatong) will be imparting their skills and knowledge during this lively, interactive workshop. It is open to all, and will be held at the Vuyani Dance Theatre studios, located at the Dance Space in Newtown, from 8.45 am to 10.30 am. Continue reading

Enjoy a free celebration of music and culture in Newtown

The annual and uniquely free celebration of music and culture, Fête de La Musique in Newtown, brings musical diversity and showcases a broad mix of music ranging from pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, traditional and even to brass band music.

The international musical line-up includes the “King of Salegy” from Madagascar, Jaojoby; the French touch of Benjamin Piat (France) and the Reunionese maloya rhythms and sounds of Grèn Sémé (France/Reunion Island).

The local line-up promises to be as diverse and powerful as the international line-up with SA’s favourites established and growing talents: BCUC, The Muffinz, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Coal Train Band, Go Barefoot, Pilani Bubu, Motsatsing and the Rays, The African Ambassadors Brothers, Zetina Mosia, Maria Mombelli and the Belly Buttons, Amandla Freedom Ensemble, and The Meerkat Mob!

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