THE name Siphokazi Mohapi has become synonymous with soulful sounds, poignant lyrics and sophisticated Afro-chic style – and on Sunday, May 28 her fans will be able to see her performing live at the Vuma FM Concert at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading
The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa has awarded R23 million in grants to 116 organisations countrywide – an increase from the last funding cycle where 98 organisations received three year funding.
The beneficiaries, 108 of which work with the youth and 50 of which work with women, will receive funding for the next three years in various arts disciplines. Continue reading
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
Vuyani Dance Theatre’s Lulu Mlangeni has jetted off to the United States to take part in a choreographers’ residency at the American Dance Festival.
Regarded as a rapidly rising star in local dance circles, she will be participating in the festival’s international choreographers’ residency programme at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, until July 30. Continue reading
FOLLOWING the success of the 2016 ACT/UJ Arts & Culture Conference held in March, ACT will host one final interdisciplinary workshop on Saturday, May 14 at the Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Centre in Johannesburg.
Drawing on the conference theme #creativeintersections, this practical workshop, titled Movement Maker, will explore the connections between traditional and academic disciplines of fine art and dancing and redefine these boundaries by creating new disciplines and movements. Continue reading
REGGAE’S most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley, once said – “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. This rings true for many prisoners in South Africa who have been moved by the Poetso Music Project. Continue reading
In keeping with its mandate to support and develop South Africa’s arts, culture and heritage sector, The National Arts Council (NAC) has awarded 117 bursaries to arts students and tertiary institutions for 2016 through a fund allocation of over R5 million, a 10% increase from the last financial year. Continue reading
DURBAN’S very first Family Theatre Puppet Festival, the Nandogam EcoVillage iKHO! Festival takes place at Seabrooke’s Theatre on February 26, 27 and 28. This exciting festival, which is supported by NAC and ASSITEJ SA, runs over three days and offers a feast of local puppet theatre productions with a strong ecological awareness theme. Continue reading
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre is hosting Edge, a season of dance featuring emerging choreographers, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College of the University of Natal Howard College campus in Durban from February 18 to 21. Continue reading
NELSON Mandela’s legacy is celebrated in the music collaboration project, Under Madiba Skies, which is touring South Africa from October 29 to November 1. Continue reading