Siphokazi is the headline at the Vuma FM Concert at the Royal Show

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Siphokazi will be headling the Vuma FM concert on May 28. Photo: Supplied

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 of South Africa awards R23 million in arts grants

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Napo Masheane is among those who have benefited from the help of the National Arts Council. Read her story below.

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

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

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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

Vuyani’s Lulu flies SA flag high at US dance fest

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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

Attend the #creativeintersections Movement Maker workshop in Johannesburg

Movement_Maker_workshop_hosted_by_ACT__webFOLLOWING 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