Monthly Archives: August 2015

Don Quixote, the naked truth

The Joburg Ballet Theatre has been beset by administrative problems these last few months and before the curtain opened the audience was thanked for their ongoing support.  If one didn’t know, it wasn’t said, but CEO Dirk Badenhorst has been … Continue reading

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Neil Coppen’s Animal Farm is perfect!

I first encountered the work of Neil Coppen in 2011 when he was in named the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Drama.  I was blown away by the gorgeous work, Abnormal Loads, he created for that. Recently … Continue reading

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It’s not my job!

I was at Joburg Theatre last night for the opening night of Don Quixote ballet with the Joburg Ballet Theatre. My assigned seat was Q11.  I know the theatre seating plan well and was fully aware of where Q11 was, … Continue reading

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Superstar violinist, Joshua Bell, returns to South Africa

Joshua Bell, international classical violinist, will be performing in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Stellenbosch over the next few weeks. There can be few people interested in Western classical music who have not heard of Joshua Bell. Johannesburg listeners of ClassicFM … Continue reading

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Ewe in the Office, by Ann Gadd

This is a delightful book of visual humour for the office environment.  While reading through it (a remarkably quick read), I found myself wanting to share it with our accountant, with the director of the company and with colleagues.  It … Continue reading

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Buskaid, another inspirational evening

Rosemary Nalden started Buskaid nearly two decades ago to give township children the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.  Being Rosemary Nalden, it wasn’t enough that the children just learn to play.  They had to learn to play … Continue reading

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The Vortex, a ballet by Marc Goldberg

Pieter Toerien has a wonderful eye for excellent theatre, and his commissioning of a ballet by Marc Goldberg was theatrically sound.  Pity the audiences didn’t make the stretch from yet another Swan Lake to this gorgeous, dark Noel Coward story, … Continue reading

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