Monthly Archives: January 2013

I spied with my little eyes … in January 2013

2013 started out fairly quietly on the theatre front with only Pieter Toerien’s Theatre not having gone dark. Fascinating Aida opened at Montecasino and The Island and Mies Julie opened at The Market Theatre. Energia, a Spanish dance show, opened … Continue reading

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Cello and contemporary choreography

Choreography Concert 30 January 2013 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival One of the artisitic problems of living in South Africa is that one is largely cut off from the grand happenings of Europe and North America, this despite the modern communication … Continue reading

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Les Troyans, epic opera movie from The Met

Movie Title: Les Troyens Production: Francesca Zambello Starring: Cassandra ….. Deborah Voigt (soprano),Dido ….. Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Anna ….. Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano),Aeneas ….. Bryan Hymel (tenor), Iopas ….. Eric Cutler (tenor), Chorèbe ….. Dwayne Croft (baritone), Narbal ….. Kwangchul Youn … Continue reading

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French/German Treaty of Friendship after fifty years celebrated in Joburg

The Alliance Française and Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg joined in the world wide French/German celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the signing of Elysée –Treaty in 1963 which marked the detente between the two countries. The parade and party that marked … Continue reading

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Energia, Spanish Dance in Sandton

Spanish dancing is diverse, but of all them the most passionate is probably Flamenco dancing. Associated with gypsies, this style of dancing has three elements, cante (song), baile (dance) and guitarra (guitar playing). All three elements were present in the … Continue reading

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Visage – Michael Abrahamson’s new mentalism show.

The mind is an amazing tool – especially when used by mentalist, Michael Abrahamson, in ways which boggle the minds of the rest of us. Michael Abrahamson’s family friendly and amazing mentalist show is already a well known concept to … Continue reading

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Forthcoming attractions – live theatre, live music (29 January 2013)

Forthcoming attractions in Gauteng Date of posting: 29 January 2013 Grab your diaries! A listing guide of “stuff” that’s on or will be on soon. Google the event itself to contact the organisers for booking details. Johannesburg International Mozart Festival … Continue reading

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Bach and Beyond – Cornelia Hermann in recital for JIMF

Piano Recital, Cornelia Herrmann Johannesburg International Mozart Festival Straight from Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart, our young pianist charmed the audience at Northwards House on 28 January with her piano recital. In keeping with the theme of the 2013 … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks (Movie Review)

Movie Title: Chasing Mavericks Director: Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted Starring: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer Date: 2012 Genre: Biographical, Surfing Opens: Friday, 1 February 2013 Rating: 6/10 Chasing Mavericks is based on the true life story of … Continue reading

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Johannesburg International Mozart Festival opens on Mozart’s Birthday

Opening Symphony Concert, Linder Auditorium, 15:00 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival The anniversary of Mozart’s birth, 27 January, marks the start of the annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. This year the concert was sold out and many hopeful people arrived at … Continue reading

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