Tag Archives: Soweto Theatre

Five choreographers to work together

I loved the Geneva Ballet’s season of Mid Summer’s Night Dream at the 2014 National Arts Festival (Grahamstown).  They are back in South Africa to present Romeo and Juliet at Joburg Theatre.  They are a contemporary ballet company and they … Continue reading

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Showcase for children and young people at Soweto Theatre

Press Release: “Gauteng audiences are in for a treat over the Youth Day long weekend. On Saturday 14th June 2014, five exciting productions for young audiences will be showcased by ASSITEJ at the Soweto Theatre. This Showcase, which is part … Continue reading

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Congolese DeLaVallet Bidiefono presents Ou Vers? (Where to?)

Congolese DeLaVallet Bidiefono’s work, Ou Vers? (Where to?) was one of the pieces selected for display at the opening of the Danse l’Afrique Danse! Festival. The programme says: “It slams, bangs, shakes. It falls, suddenly, with a thundering thud. The … Continue reading

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Point 1,2,3 by Lucky Kele was part of the opening programme for Danse l’Afrique Danse!

South African Lucky Kele was one of the choreographer/dancers chosen to open the Danse l’Afrique Danse! Festival at the new Soweto Festival as part of its inaugural season. He presented a short work (only ten minutes), Point 1,2,3, questioning the … Continue reading

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Fatou Cisse is an angry young woman!

Senegalise dancer Fatou Cisse is an angry young woman! She presented a piece entitled Regarde-moi Encore (Look at me again) at the Danse l’Afrique Danse! Festival. It was the highlight of the opening night programme. She is a exquisite dancer, … Continue reading

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Via Katlehong Dance at Danse l’Afrique Danse!

Via Katlehong Dance opened festivities at Soweto Theatre for the Danse l’Afrique Danse! The programme notes say: “Created to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the abolition of apartheid, the entire history of segregation is displayed for us to see … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eyes … in May

A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (May 2012). Nights have become chilly in Johannesburg, but theatres tend to be warm and welcoming. The newest theatre of them all, the Soweto Theatre, has opened with a … Continue reading

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