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A MERGING OF ARTISTIC WORLDS ...

17 Jul 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: The Something Prince

Sue Pam-Grant brings all of her formidable talents to the fore in the The Something Prince, writes Diane de Beer “The Self Portrait- the study of self. The Artist’s most intimate theme - HERSELF. It is in the complex view inwards - the gaze that penetrates back beyond theframe, that allows the viewer to see the lines, the lineage, the history, the cellularpatterning; the memory, the mark, the scar… the trace, left by time. It is that ‘introspective view’that refiects and mirrors the gaze, of the viewer looking in.” - Sue Pam-Grant, 2015 TARTING with artist/...

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The year began with an uncharacteristically dark Market Theatre

26 Mar 2015 in Uncategorised

National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund MARKET THEATRE: Always about price BY CHRISTINA KENNEDY, MARCH 19 2015, 09:20 • THE year began with an uncharacteristically dark Market Theatre and, not surprisingly, industry naysayers, rivals and genuinely concerned theatre lovers had a field day speculating why. Was it because of financial mismanagement? Had this important bastion of protest theatre spent its budget bankrolling vanity-project plays that drained money but brought very little in? Some allegations were downright defamatory, specifically targeting the theatre’s artistic director, mu...

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13 Feb is Dream Night with Musa Sukwene

29 Jan 2015 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Dream night with Musa Sukwene

Since winning Season 9 of the popular reality show, Sukwene has enjoyed enormous success with his debut album The Dream. He worked closely with some of the country’s top producers, including the renowned Afrotraction production team, to produce an Afro-Soul masterpiece. http://showme.co.za/witbank/events-entertainment/13-feb-is-dream-night-with-musa-sukwene-at-market-theatre/

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Identititeit after 40 years still relevant

04 Dec 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD

Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Barney Simon, Market Theatre, Newtown More than 40 years have passed since the iconic play by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona was staged for the first time in 1972. The piece has also the time being with the trio’s The Island a stint on Broadway where Kani and ntshona in 1976 jointly with a Tony award for best actor. In South Africa, the piece early comp ied, and in 1975, Kani and ntshona spent 23 days in separate confinement. There has since been where many water ran into the sea, but despite his status as a protest theater piece, Sizwe Banzi Is contains ...

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Keeping Sizwe Alive

20 Nov 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD

Market Theatre Review

i’M GOD,” says John Kani in that distinctive voice as he starts rehearsals with son Atandwa and Mncedisi Shabangu, the two actors with the fiercest smiles on stage today. They’re busy reprising Sizwe Banzi is Dead, the iconic work Kani snr created with fellow actor Winston Ntshona and playwright Athol Fugard 42 years ago, which toured the world and earned the two South African actors a joint Tony Award for Best Actor in 1975. That’s quite an ask, but this is second time around for the two Kanis - with The Island, the first timer Kani jnr was asked to slip into Dad’...

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Sidiya gives thanks, Spreads blessings

20 Nov 2014 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Ketekang

Market Theatre Review

NOT one to rest on his proverbial laurels, Luyanda Sidiya takes to the stage of the Market Theatre tonight in the musical Ketekang. Fresh from his career-building announcement as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards winner for dance, he will show his real mettle and prowess that earned him the prestigious place in the arts firmament. When he returned from New York to the news of the Young Artist award he went straight into the rehearsals. “I have not had a chance to celebrate. But the only way to celebrate for me is to work even harder,” he says. He regards the accolade as a ...

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