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Silence and noise

I have been a fan of PJ Sabbagha’s work with the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative for a long time. His latest work, With Nothing But Silence They Turned Their Bodies To Face The Noise, does not disappoint. PJ Sabbagha is … Continue reading

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The Confessional, art at Absa

The Confessional is a group exhibition curated by Liberty Battson, 2014 Absa L’Atelier winner which had its inaugural run in April at the KKNK arts and culture festival held Oudtshoorn. The Confessional was conceptualised and created for the KKNK, and aligned … Continue reading

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High art and popular music

So the 969 Festival at Wits University is underway. So named because it is 969 km from Grahamstown, the festival gives legs to some of the productions from the National Arts Festival. Gita Pather is the curator of the 969 … Continue reading

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The Accusation, book review

Some time back I read about the challenge to read a book from every country in the world, and it was with that in mind that I started reading The Accusation:  Forbidden stories from inside North Korea, by Bandi. Bandi … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Irma Vep

The Mystery of Irma Vep, now playing at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre, is a stylish and hilarious two hour romp through a spoof on a variety of entertainment genres, not least of which was the Victorian “penny dreadful” sensational serial stories … Continue reading

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I am so jealous of all the people at the National Arts Festival this year. Today I wish I were hearing Pendo Masote in concert. Pendo Masote is a young violinist who is making waves in classical music circles. He … Continue reading

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I’m sorry I’m missing Nil today

Gavin Krastin is a talented and challenging performance artist.  I am sorry I will not be at the National Arts Festival to see his new work, Nil. Part show-and-tell and part actionism, Nil is loosely inspired by “The 12 Labours … Continue reading

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