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Bengingazi, pointe to pantsula

I saw “When Ballet meets Jazz” and loved it.  Sexy and new with live music by a fabulous sextet headed by Andre Petersen, it was everything I hoped it would be – and then some.  The only thing I would … Continue reading

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The Little Prince at Montecasino

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince is currently a set work at schools.  There are several productions thereof on the boards either now or in the near future. Elizma Badenhorst’s adaptation of this simple yet profound tale is a mini … Continue reading

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Cinderella at Teatro – bring a gift

  One of the most delightful ballets, Cinderella, is coming to The Teatro at Montecasino just before Christmas – from 14 to 23 December 2018.  This is a PERFECT opportunity for your little ones to bring an unwrapped gift for … Continue reading

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Sky Guide Africa South 2019

There are probably few astronomy books which are as suitable for me as the annual Sky Guide Africa South.  This little annual, now in its 73rd incarnation, covers every astronomical event which will be taking place in the coming year … Continue reading

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New work premieres at JPO Spring Season

The Johannesburg Philharmonic’s Spring Season has begun with a huge two orchestra extravaganza. The KZN and JPO orchestras came together on the Linder stage. The works were the Camille Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila.  It is a noisy, cheerful, … Continue reading

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JPO Spring Season

I am once again grateful that there is another season of concerts by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a four week “Spring Season” of the World Symphony Series introduced to JPO audiences by the CEO, Bongani Tembe, last year. … Continue reading

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When Ballet Meets Jazz

Ballet lovers are constantly being told that ballet is an aging Eurocentric art form with little relevance to general South African audiences. In contrast jazz music is recognised as an art form which spans the many gaps between South Africans, … Continue reading

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