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The Dance Umbrella Festival

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The Dance Umbrella Festival

03 Sep 2014 - 04 Sep 2014

The Dance Umbrella festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary from August 31 to September 7, 2014, once again as part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. Catch the second program right here on September 3 and 4 at 20:00. This program features Lonely Together by South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma and Roberto Olivan from Spain. This collaboration is the result of both artists staying in contact after their graduation from PARTS, Brussels. While Maqoma’s roots are strongly grounded in South Africa, equally Olivan’s interest in developing artistic work rem...

The Bram Fischer Waltz

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The Bram Fischer Waltz

16 Sep 2014 - 05 Oct 2014

The multi-award winning play ‘The Bram Fischer Waltz” will be staged at the Market Theatre from 5 September – 5 October. Written and directed by Harry Kalmer the one man play features David Butler in the role of Fischer Although widely known as the Afrikaner Communist who saved Nelson Mandela from the gallows, very little is known about Bram Fischer the man. Fischer was a respected Senior Advocate (Queen’s Counsel) at the Johannesburg bar who chose to side with the oppressed up to the point of going underground to join the armed struggle. He was arrested on 5 November 1965 after a...

ADAPT OR FLY

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ADAPT OR FLY

01 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Pieter-Dirk Uys started his one-man onslaught against politicians who should know better with Adapt or Dye in 1981. In October 2014 he is back on the same stage with Adapt or Fly, holding up the cracked mirror of satire to a twenty year-old democracy and using humour as his weapon of mass distraction. After successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg during the last two years, and a run at the Soho Theatre in London, Uys is back with his finger on the pulse of a South Africa after an election that has already introduced the colour red into our black and white rainbow. Juju will join Evi...