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ADAPT OR FLY

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ADAPT OR FLY

01 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Nkandlakosweti? A new Zulu Homeland? A National Key Point? A national scandal? Blame an African National Congress? Or a former Afrikaanse Nasionale Party? Or is it the fault of the most famous white woman in South Africa?  Evita Bezuidenhout, a former South African Ambassador to the Independent Homeland Republic of Bapetikosweti, now ANC cadre and Luthuli House’s Comrade-in-charge of Catering, is being summonsed to appear in front of a parliamentary disciplinary committee to answer accusations of nepotism, cronyism, corruption and lack of service delivery to Number One. Million...

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 VOICE OF ANNE FRANK: THE PERFORMANCE

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THE VOICE OF ANNE FRANK: THE PERFORMANCE

20 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

Since its initial production in 2007, The Voice of Anne Frank has been featured at many European, African and American stages. For the titular role, Miřenka Čechová has received several prestigious awards including the Best of Fringe Amsterdam, the Outstanding Performance Award at Prague Fringe, and Top Overseas Production from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Critics and general audiences alike have been mesmerized by Čechová‘s stunning portrayal of Anne Frank, underpinned by an innovative combination of dance, live music and narration. The performance is a mono-drama wit...

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

30 Jul 2014 - 17 Aug 2014

The Market Theatre in association with the Windybrow Theatre presents an Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of The Shadow of the Humming Bird Athol Fugard, who returns to the stage this year after an absence of 15 years, plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. In The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Fugard takes on the role of Oupa, a retired South African teacher living in self-imposed exile in Southern California, and is joined onstage by Baker, playing his grandson, Boba. During the course of one afternoon spent together, Oupa and Boba leap across a gener...

JOE BARBER VI - LIFE

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JOE BARBER VI - LIFE

25 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

Joe Barber CC in association with The Market Theatre presents JOE BARBER VI - LIFE Celebrating 15 years 25 July - 24 August 2014 Cape Town comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen are ready to take you on another crazy journey into the heart of their community with a new production Joe Barber VI - Life. This mockumentary-styled episode, which also uses filmed sequences, takes a humorous look at life and leadership in the community as the characters compete for recognition and glory. At the heart of the story, the new head of the neighbourhood watch, Boeta Gamat experiences the...

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