Category Archives: Dance

Fabulous Flamenco!

  There are not a lot of Spanish dance style shows being produced in Johannesburg, so those of us who love Spanish styles simply have to learn as best we can from the few that are produced. Flamenco is the … Continue reading

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Moliere’s Tartuffe in Soweto

Sylvaine Strike brought Moliere’s The Miser to The Market Theatre a few years ago.  I loved it.  Now she’s brought Moliere’s Tartuffe to The Soweto Theatre.  I saw its premiere last night.  I loved it. Translated into English by Richard … Continue reading

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La Traviata, the ballet

La Traviata, (The Fallen Woman) is based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, La Dame aux Camelias written in 1852.  Unlike the Verdi opera, the ballet choreographed by Veronica Paeper uses the name “Camilla” for the heroine of the story. … Continue reading

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Robyn Orlin’s genius

Robyn Orlin doesn’t keep her web or Wiki pages up to date.  She is a South African choreographer living in France.  From time to time she brings her work back to South Africa where it plays to packed houses, often … Continue reading

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Contemporary dance goes to the people

I have tea with Alexandra le Maitre, a beautiful woman with a dancer’s body.  I have seen her dance before at various Spanish dance programmes.  We meet at De La Creme in Melville.  It is raining, but le Maitre’s quiet … Continue reading

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Tea with Gita Pather

Venue:  Wits Theatre foyer.  Coffee. Gita Pather is a mover and shaker at the Wits University Theatre. Well, she’s the director of the Wits Theatre.  Apart from the academic programme and administering a space which is regularly used for rental … Continue reading

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Golden Age, Bolshoi Ballet Movie

The Bolshoi Ballet’s movie of their production of The Golden Age, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, the company’s artistic director to music by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) showed at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau recently. The history of this ballet is that it … Continue reading

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