Category Archives: A-Z Challenge 2014

Survivor: A-Z Challenge, April 2014

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Z is for Zanele’s Zeal Zings (A-Z Challenge, 2014)

I eat at Stages, Joburg Theatre, often.  Probably too often considering that I generally think it is one of the less exciting restaurants in town and the service usually sucks.  My only defence it that it is convenient.  My cousin … Continue reading

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Y is for Young Ballet Stars (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

South Africa spent most of the apartheid era isolated from world ballet.  Very few of the great dancers visited, and South African dancers were not welcome as competitors at International Competitions.  It is only recently (2008) that Dirk Badenhorst has … Continue reading

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X marks the date (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

Today is a public holiday in South Africa.  Well, technically yesterday, 27 April 2014, was the public holiday, but in South Africa where a public holiday falls on a Sunday the following day, the Monday, becomes the holiday.  Never deny … Continue reading

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W is for Willoughby & Co (A-Z challenge, April 2014)

Willoughby & Co is a fish restaurant in Hyde Park.  It has a sister restaurant in Cape Town. I have never been to the Cape Town one and this blog post relates to the Hyde Park restaurant. Regular readers will … Continue reading

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V is for Vuyani Dance Company (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

Vuyani Dance Theatre is repositioning itself with a new name, Vuyani Dance Company. Started by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, this fifteen year old dance company is presenting a new work, Full Moon, at the Joburg Theatre for a run from 29 April 2014 to … Continue reading

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U is for University production of Marat/Sade (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

The University of Johannesburg presented Marat/Sade as their student piece.  Directed by Alby Michaels, this was an interesting work, although at times it was difficult to watch. Set on 13 July 1808 in the Charenton Asylum, the infamous Marquis de … Continue reading

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