Monthly Archives: August 2012

Swan Lake, a homosexual love triangle

Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is compulsory viewing whether you love ballet or you hate it! Either way it will have something to say to you. Dada Masilo is petite and energetic, a charismatic dancer and an innovative choreographer. This former … Continue reading

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Joshua Bell in concert with the Brahms concerto and the JPO

Well! Finally the date of the much anticipated Joshua Bell concert dawned and the Linder Auditorium parking lot filled up and overflowed before seven. Olives and Plates canteen was hard pressed to keep up with the orders and the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Businesses honoured for supporting arts

The most unusual of the arts awards are not for the artists and their productions, but rather for the sponsors of the artists and their creations. I am talking about the Annual Business Day BASA Awards. These awards are supported … Continue reading

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Frozen in time … Snowman opens gay play festival

South Africans are, perhaps because of our placement on the edges of the world map, often parochial in our views of what theatre and drama festivals should be. The THATSOGAY festival has seized this and provided a very unusual and … Continue reading

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Into the Light: The Story of Rama

The mysteries of the Hindu faith often go unnoticed in the general hustle and bustle of a secular South Africa into which even the dominant monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism only occasionally penetrate. It is therefore a treat … Continue reading

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Joy of Jazz gets it right!

In 1994 most of us had a vision of a new South Africa where people across this rainbow nation would gather together, enjoying one another’s company and all the best things this country has to offer. In 2012 the city … Continue reading

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The Blue Iris – Fugard at his best

Athol Fugard is a name recognised by even the most casual of theatre attenders. The Blue Iris is his latest work, which had its world premiere at the National Arts Festival and then went to Cape Town. It has now … Continue reading

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