Volley Nchabeleng closes his ‘Africa, My Home’ tour in Pretoria

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In association with Concerts SA, Johannesburg-based percussionist, Volley Nchabeleng, reaches the final stop stop on his ‘Africa, My Home’ tour when he hits the stage at the State Theatre in Pretoria at 7pm on Friday, March 3.

Tickets are R100 – phone 012 392 4000 or go online at www.computicket.com

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Critically acclaimed play grapples with what it means to be a lesbian in the township

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A scene from Chapter 2, Section 9.

Following its successful runs at the National Arts Festival,  Grahamstown and at the Wits 969 Festival the critically acclaimed Ovation Award-winning Chapter 2 Section 9 has been described as “brilliant” and a production that “every South African who cares about the freedoms enshrined in Chapter 2, Section 9, should see.” (Mike Loewe, The Critter).

With two more runs scheduled at the Pop Arts Centre in Maboneng, Johannesburg on August 11, 12, 13 and 14, and as part of Vavasati, International Women’s Festival on August 17, 18 and 19 at the Arena, State Theatre in Pretoria, audiences will have the opportunity to catch one of these performances. Continue reading

Contemporary dance to quicken the pulses in Pretoria

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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

Napoleon is back to show how #AbsolutePower corrupts absolutely in Animal Farm

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Animal Farm stars (from bottom left) Zuliswe Hadebe, Madisa Ndune, Mpume Mthombeni, Khutjo Green and MoMo Matsunyane.

WITH the nationwide #MustFall movements sparking debate around the nature of power and its abuses, there is arguably no better time to revisit George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which will be touring Gauteng as a stage production.

Standard Bank Young Artist Neil Coppen has skillfully woven the text from the classic novella into a hard-hitting play that resonates strongly with the South African socio-political situation. It is produced by ShakeXperience, a theatre company specialising in arts education. Continue reading

South African Theatre Season 2016: Forgotten Futures

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Nortasuna directed by 2016 Naledi nominee, Lidija Marelic. Photo: Supplied

THE South African Theatre Season, presented by Drama for Life in partnership with Wits Theatre, Wits School of Arts and Wits Counselling, Careers and Development Unit, is back on home turf this year after a successful 2015 season at the State Theatre in Pretoria. Running from April 6 to 9 the season brings to its audiences the thought provoking theme of Forgotten Futures. Continue reading

Durban theatre rocks at the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards

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Lyle Buxton and Jessica Sole in a scene from KickStArt Theatre Company’s Shrek The Musical. Photo: Val Adamson

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Ralph Lawson and Clare Mortimer in A Voice I Cannot Silence at the 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The play, directed by Greg Homann, is based on the life, stories and poems of Alan Paton. (Photo: CuePix/Sithasolwazi Kentane)

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards especially Greg King and Stephen Stead of KickStArt Theatre Company, the gifted talent that is Neil Coppen and exceptional actress, Clare Mortimer. Continue reading