Arts News From Around South Africa

Doep se Musiek vir Oppiwater Kunstefees

Een van die top produksies wat vanjaar op die tweede Oppiwater Kunstefees van 9-13 Maart gesien kan word, is Jannie du Toit se Doep Is Nie Dood Nie.

Versha is the game changer in the dance evolution

Dance exponent and entrepreneur, Versha Magan prides herself in being the best – in the last two decades she has led the change in the dance industry in the country.

Creatives Make It Happen at 2015 Conference

The programme of the 2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference is focussed around the theme Creatives Make It Happen.

Sarah Pratt at Salon91

Marie Stinnes: Instantly eye-catching in their simplicity, honesty and their black-and-white starkness.


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 ...