Songezo Mcilizeli presents Audition.
Drama for Life is bringing critical, bold theatre into the public domain through its 9th annual Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival.
Hosted at Wits University, the festival is a cross-community arts education, activism and therapeutic intervention, which is curated in a way that allows arts practitioners and audience members to holistically engage with and interrogate the complexities surrounding themes of sex, sexuality, relationships, culture, gender, HIV and sexual reproductive health; within human rights and social justice discourse. Continue reading
The Wits Trio returns to the Wits Atrium, S W Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein, at 3 pm on July 24 for their fifth concert since the Trio’s inauguration in 2012. It is a much anticipated event that delivers an unforgettable music experience with talented Zanta Hofmeyr (violin), Maciej Lacny (cello), and Malcolm Nay (piano). Continue reading
B!*ch Stole My Doek stars Shona Johnson
If you missed the recent National Arts Festival there is no need to despair as the 969 Festival will be kicking off on July 13 with an exciting theatre line-up, which includes standout productions hot off the Grahamstown stages.
Running until July 24 at the Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the 969 Festival features 20 theatre, dance and music, ranging from local dramas and comedy to innovative concepts from abroad. Continue reading
Walter Battiss – Mantis Man, c1970.
For over 35 years, well-known art collector and philanthropist, Jack Ginsberg, has assembled an extraordinary collection of more than 700 artworks, books and ephemera by esteemed South African artist Walter Battiss.
This collection will be shown at Wits Art Museum for the first time in an exhibition, curated by Warren Siebrits. It opens on Tuesday, July 5 and ends on October 9. Continue reading
Emma Tollman’s Autonia.
AS the Detours Festival celebrates its fifth birthday, the organisers are taking a moment to reflect on the last four years, the founding ethos of the festival and its growth as an experimental fringe platform.
The festival is produced by Wits Theatre for Wits School of Art, Division of Theatre and Performance. It will be held in the Wits Downstairs Theatre at 6 pm on May 26, 27 and 28 and 3 pm on May 29.
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
The 13th SAJE Jazz Conference is being hosted by Wits Music, The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, until Saturday, April 2 – with evening performances at The ORBIT and Wits Great Hall. Continue reading
Masande Ntshanga. Photo: Simiato
As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) will present a range of local and international speakers in the month of March – including novelists, choreographers, theatre-makers and academics. Continue reading
Opening at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg today is are two exhibitions by Chilean-born and New York-based, Alfredo Jaar. The exhibitions run until March 23. Continue reading
IN his book, South Africa’s Insurgent Citizens, Julian Brown has chosen to look at the actions of ordinary South Africans across the country in an effort to understand contemporary politics from a ground-level perspective.
It’s a timely release given the recent #FeesMustFall protests which erupted on university campuses across South Africa recently. Continue reading