Monthly Archives: February 2015

On Fire … clever, but overly long and somewhat patronising

“Trite Law” is a principle of law so notorious and entrenched that it is commonly known and rarely disputed. On Fire deals with the theme that the traditions of black people have been disrupted by urbanisation and exposure to the … Continue reading

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The French Arts and Culture year in 2015

South African arts and culture lovers are incredibly grateful to the French Institute and the Alliance Francaise for the programmes they bring to South Africa each year.  Recently the media were invited to an event outlining the 2015 happenings. The … Continue reading

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Shaking things up a bit at the JPO

What with the JPO’s recent woes we are delighted to have another four week season of beautiful music.  Chatting with Duncan Gibbon, the Chief Executive Officer of the JPO, before the concert had him confirm that the seasons are all … Continue reading

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Dance Umbrella 2015 opening is On Fire

The opening work for the 2015 Dance Umbrella is the international premiere of On Fire: The Invention of Tradition choreographed by Argentinian born Constanza Macras at the Dance Factory on Thursday 26 February and Friday 27 February, both at 19:00.  The … Continue reading

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Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the 2015 first season

On Thursday last week, 19 February 2015, The Double Bass, a theatrical piece, opened at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.  A lot of orchestra members were in the audience.  One of them whispered to me … Continue reading

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A play about life at Sandton – The Double Bass

The Double Bass is a play by Patrick Suskind, originally written in German in 1980. Thirty five years later, on a another continent, this one act monologue is still fresh, relevant and very touching. The work was translated into English … Continue reading

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Lent 2015

The season of Lent is upon us.  Every year I wonder how I am going to mark the Lenten season.  Sometimes I mark it more successfully than at other times.  What will 2015 hold for me?  I find a photo … Continue reading

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