Monthly Archives: January 2012

I spied with my little eyes … in January

I spied with my little eyes …. A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (January 2012). New productions, symptomatic of South African society and business generally, don’t usually get going in January until after schools open, … Continue reading

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New Music at the University of Johannesburg Arts Centre.

Jill Richards on piano and Joao Orecchia on electro-acoustics provided audience members at the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival with an unusual evening of “New Music”. Ms Richards started off with an explanation of her thoughts on J S Bach’s first … Continue reading

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Body Language

Gaetan Schmid brings us physical communication in a sexy French Belgian accent. Being accused of not having a sense of humour is probably the worst thing that could happen to someone. It is the ultimate in insulting personal comments. Probably … Continue reading

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Handel’s Messiah at The Linder Auditorium

Mozart’s arrangement of Handel’s Messiah is set to thrill local audiences as part of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Johannesburg based Maestro Richard Cock is nationally renowned for his infectious love of music, his ability to make classical music accessible … Continue reading

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Smooth jazz on a sultry summer evening

Quattro Fusion gave Mozart an unusual birthday concert as the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival opened on 27 January.   Salzburg, as might be expected from the birth city of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, plays host to an annual International … Continue reading

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Lest we forget … the Holocaust

January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, and in 2005 the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to honour the victims of the Nazi era. I … Continue reading

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Somewhere on the Border

An intensely hard-hitting look at the Border War performed by a superb young cast. The mix of emotions evoked in Somewhere on the Border is the play’s strongest feature. Within the short span of the play one feels the despair, … Continue reading

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