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About moirads

Multi-skilled, trained theologian (Christian), administrator and journalist, I conduct weddings, funerals and facilitate spiritual growth workshops. Theatre, music, dance and visual arts are my passions. I have been making my musical musings, theatre talks and dance dialogues public since February 1999 when I acquired access to the internet. Books are another passion, and I have a particular interest in South African ecology and history. I have been interested in first aid and health 'forever' because my mother was a highly qualified nurse and my father was a safety officer. I did a first aid course, a fire fighting course and then an advanced first aid course and I loved them. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).

From Sea to Shining Sea

Whether or not the American Art Song is a specific type of genre is not known to me.  There are certainly many of them and they enrich the classical vocal repertoire greatly. Wits University selects their outside performers carefully, intent … Continue reading

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Icons and Aikonas – Tea with Pieter-Dirk Uys

One of the problems with loving theatre and going often is that people always seem so incredulous when one doesn’t recognise a name, a brand.  Thus it was that my cousin stared at me in disbelief when I told her … Continue reading

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Revised casting for La Traviata, the Ballet

Press release below: G uest artists Juan Pablo Ledo from Buenos Aires and Daniel Szybkowski from Cape Town City Ballet join Joburg Ballet’s dancers in the casting line-up for the company’s 10-performances of La Traviata – The Ballet at Joburg … Continue reading

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Rusalka – Live at the Met in HD

The next production in the current Met: Live in HD season is the acclaimed production of Dvorak’s “Rusalka”, directed by Mary Zimmerman.  I previewed this gem this afternoon at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank. The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Dvorak’s … Continue reading

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Dani and the Lion at POP Art in Maboneng

As part of the POPUpstairs season 2016/2017 supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa. Directed by Nicholas Spagnoletti, Dani and the Lion takes place at a bar at the end of the world known as “The Den”. This … Continue reading

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Twenty years old …

1997 was a good year for the arts. Lots of things started up and Michelle Constant, CEO of BASA (Business of Arts in South Africa), shared some of these things with BASA friends at a breakfast conference celebrating twenty years … Continue reading

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Shepherds and Butchers win at the SAFTAs

Press release below: Oliver Schmitz, director of the award winning SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS won the coveted Best Achievement in Directing prize at the 11th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) last night. Produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox … Continue reading

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