Fabulous Fringe Festival awaits NAF16 explorers


Johnnie Campher in Politrix Kurup

Many of South Africa’s foremost performers, producers, directors and choreographers are returning to the stage where they were first noticed – the National Arts Festival’s Fringe – to take advantage of the opportunity to experiment with their craft and be part of the unmatched energy and camaraderie it generates. Continue reading

Contemporary dance to quicken the pulses in Pretoria


Ras Tindo and Roseline Keppler perform in Standard Bank Young Artist winner for dance, Luyanda Sidiya’s (director and choreographer) production, Siva (Seven),at the 2015 National Arts Festival. Siva is performed by the Vuyani Dance Theatre. (Photo: CUEPIX/Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

A STIRRING music and dance spectacle awaits audiences when Vuyani Dance Theatre stages Luyanda Sidiya’s acclaimed theatrical work SIVA (Seven) at the South African State Theatre from May 2 to 14. 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