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ThatSoQueer 2014 #trans Festival

UJ is holding its annual ThatSoQueer festival again. The first event for this season is a concert featuring Federico Freschi (baritone) and Christopher Duigan (piano) on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 19:30 at the UJ Arts Centre at the Auckland … Continue reading

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Desdemona, a Shakespearean Study of Women Abuse

Reeva Steenkamp, the beautiful, bright law-graduate and professional model who was killed by Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s Day 2013, was statistically just one of three women murdered by her intimate partner on that day in South Africa. To our national … Continue reading

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Frozen in time … Snowman opens gay play festival

South Africans are, perhaps because of our placement on the edges of the world map, often parochial in our views of what theatre and drama festivals should be. The THATSOGAY festival has seized this and provided a very unusual and … 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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SA Shorts, Quickies for a Microwave Generation

SA Shorts is a series of six ten minute plays written for UJ students to perform at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. It opened at UJ Arts Centre on Thursday night for a short run. The six works were … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eyes … in July 2012

A review of the past month in the performing arts, Gauteng (July 2012). The month of July is often frenetically busy with previews of performances going to the National Arts Festival or with productions returning from the National Arts Festival, … Continue reading

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Johannesburg Harp Trio plays at the UJ Arts Centre

The concert at the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre on Monday 16 July featured the Johannesburg Harp Trio. The Johannesburg Harp Trio is made up of three principals from the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra – Miro Chakaryan, the concert master, Susan … Continue reading

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