Tag Archives: Dada Masilo

Masilo’s Gutsy Giselle

Giselle is best known as a pretty, classical ballet from the Romantic era, to pretty music by the little known Adolphe Adam.  If that’s what you want, do NOT go out to see Dada Masilo’s Giselle. You won’t find any … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eye … in August 2012

A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (August 2012). The world of classical music brought some interesting treats – the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition which was won by Avigail Bushakevitz, an organ concert on the new … Continue reading

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Swan Lake, a homosexual love triangle

Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is compulsory viewing whether you love ballet or you hate it! Either way it will have something to say to you. Dada Masilo is petite and energetic, a charismatic dancer and an innovative choreographer. This former … Continue reading

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World Premiere of Hansel and Gretel, the ballet

What excitement there is in Johannesburg at the moment. A brand new ballet, Hansel and Gretel, commissioned for the Johannesburg Youth Ballet, choreographed by Mark Hawkins to a new commissioned score by Nik Sakellarides had its international premiere on Thursday … Continue reading

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So will 2012 be a happy year for Gauteng’s arts?

If I could sing the Abba version of Happy New Year, the sentimental version of Old Lang Syne …  I would, just to celebrate my new blog and, I suppose, the new year.  But you really don’t want to hear … Continue reading

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