Arts News From Around South Africa

Singers masterclass & scholarship opportunity

Applications are invited from prospective participants in a masterclass conducted by Professor Josef Protschka from the Musikhochschule in Cologne.

Eyes Closed With Piñata at Live Art Festival

Angeliki Theodorou: "What initially felt playful developed in intensity, as nervous audience members found themselves having to dodge the swinging batons..."

A moving testimony of apartheid

Fresh from its debut at the National Arts Festival, the Signs of Solidarity exhibition comes to The University of the Witwatersrand.

Stepping Stones Award Winners

Dance Umbrella 2014 opened its 26th season on Sunday, August 31 at the Wits Theatre with Stepping Stones as part of the Arts Alive International Festival.


Baby brothers and bicycles

Joanna Evans presents a story of children for adults that is honest, beautifully executed and quite distressing. In The Year of the Bicycle, red string connects glowing jars as the year of 1997 unfolds for two youngsters. Andile, a boy from an impoverished community near Hout Bay, makes an unlikely friend over the suburban brick wall of Amelia's house, an only child who fights-off loneliness ...

Drive With Me: a moving ride

I saw Drive With Me, directed by Liz Mills, two days ago and have been surprised that there isn’t more talk about it. Being familiar with Megan Furniss’s website Megan’s Head, I went looking for some information. Megan posts that she’s had ...

The View tackles contemptible views

Wow. The View is veritable. Post-show audience comments included, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”. I understand why they’d feel that way. We meet a boy, skilfully and tenderly brought to life by Gideon Lombard. From his ...

Don't give up

Of all the arts disciplines, theatre surely is the bi-polar sibling. It experiences the high of a full house standing ovation and the soul-crushing low of tiers of empty seats. You can pretty much take it for granted that empty seats are going to be ...