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Rain Dance

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Rain Dance

28 May 2015 - 30 May 2015

To commemorate Africa Month this May, Vuyani Dance Theatre is taking a firm stance against xenophobia with a powerful new creation, Rain Dance. Supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, Vuyani presents Rain Dance from 28 to 30 May 2015 at the John Kani Theatre at the Market Theatre complex in Newtown, Johannesburg. This short season comes hot on the heels of the dance company’s return from a successful Canadian tour, where Vuyani artistic director Luyanda Sidiya presented a double bill of his works, Dominion and Umnikelo. The Toronto performances formed part of Spotlight South Afric...

Live Reading Session - The Last MK Fighter

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Live Reading Session - The Last MK Fighter

22 May 2015 - 22 May 2015

In 2013, the Royal Court Theatre London in partnership with British Council Connect ZA sent its international director Elyse Dodgson to South Africa to work with 12 young writers. Accompanying her were two UK playwrights Leo Butler and Winsome Pinnock. Over the course of a year of workshops, 11 new plays were developed, reflecting the contemporary perspectives of a diverse collection of writers. The Market Theatre is proud to present readings of these 11 plays which offer insight into contemporary South African life and the urgent concerns of a young generation two decades after the end of a...

Mzansi Music Ensemble - Tribute to Victor Ntoni

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Mzansi Music Ensemble - Tribute to Victor Ntoni

06 May 2015 - 09 May 2015

GAUTENG MUSIC DEVELOPMENT’S BRAINCHILD THE MZANSI MUSIC ENSEMBLE COMES TO THE MARKET THEATRE The country’s first music ensemble dedicated to performing classics and compositions of our time, Mzansi Music Ensemble will perform at the Market Theatre from 6-9 May 2015. In appreciation South Africa’s linguistic diversity, the newly launched Ensemble celebrates great works in an impressive display of raw talent, leaving audiences spellbound as they weave poetry, praise singing, voice and improvisation by a 16 piece big band. Characterised by its robust energy Mzansi Music Ensemble plays a p...

McCoy Mrubata and Friends

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McCoy Mrubata and Friends

30 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

The Market Theatre in partnership with Spin Foundation present Internationa jazz Day (SA) featuring McCoy Mrubata McCoy is the South African award winning Jazz saxophonist who is passionate about music education and has mentored many young artist who some times end up working with him. McCoy released his 11th solo album last year titled “Brasskap Sessions Volume 2 . The Idea behind the Brasskap series is to create a platform for the young up coming musicians to interact musically with the senior artists and learn In the process whiles they also gain the studio experience. On the 30th ...

POPArt

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POPArt

29 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015

“Bottom’s Dream” & “Chasing Happy” at POPArt Market Theatre Lab & POPArt Theatre DATE: 29 March 2015 “An exciting and developing collaboration between the Market Theatre Lab & POPArt brings two all new plays to the POPArt theatre in April” For the first quarter of the year, second year students at the Market Theatre Lab have been working on producing two exciting new pieces of theatre under the guidance of writer/ directors Dorothy Ann Gould & Philip Dikotla and the Lab. Running concurrently to the development of these pieces, the students have also be...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

26 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015

Joburg audiences can now enjoy a monthly dose of this fearless and talented group of comedy and musical improvisation artists. Since almost everything that happens in the show is created on the spot with no preparation, the results depend entirely on how sharp, quick-witted and just plain funny the artists are. With an All-Star cast of improvisers, including Claudine Ullman, James Cairns, Mpho Osei-Tutu, Nicholas “Pule” Welch, Alex Radnitz, Rachael Neary, Bruce Little, Frances Slabolepszy, Jai’Prakash Sewram and musical improviser, Tony Bentel, come prepared to laugh your so...

People are living there

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People are living there

22 Apr 2015 - 24 May 2015

The Market Theatre and the Windybrow Theatre by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited present People Are Living There by Athol Fugard directed by Andre Odendaal Fugard garnered material for the play when he and his wife stayed in lodgings in Braamfontein when he was employed by the Johannesburg Native Commissioners court house. The four characters face tough times as people with no or little education, stuck in a small apartment with very little to do and nowhere much to go. Each started out with their own longings and desires, but their dreams have faded along with hope as the disappoint...

Live Reading Sessions

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Live Reading Sessions

17 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015

We host a series of Monthly Script Readings from South Africa’s eleven exciting playwrights! For nine months we’ll be toasting script development. Join us in this unfolding of narratives where scripts will be read and some scenes acted out. ENTRANCE IS FREE! The Next Session Date: Friday 17 April Time: 17:45 for 18:00 Venue: Gramadoelas RSVP: THATOK@MARKETTHEATRE.CO.ZA  

Page 27

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Page 27

31 Mar 2015 - 05 Apr 2015

Page 27 is a new creation that is inspired by social issues that we encounter in our everyday lives. The work looks at revisiting the past memories and desires that denies one a sense of belonging. The work speaks directly to societies and interrogate our actions regarding inequalities and gender equities. Biography: LULU MLANGENI is a senior dancer, facilitator, teacher and rehearsal director at Vuyani Dance Theatre. Over the years she has worked with prominent local artists, script writers, choreographers and directors to name a few are Gregory Maqoma, Luyanda Sidiya, PJ Sabagha, Nelisiwe...

The Oliphant In The Room

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The Oliphant In The Room

27 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015

Award winning comedian Dillan Oliphant embarks on his first one man comedy show ready to leave audience in stitches cause he’s from Eldorado Park and he carries a knife around. A sharp knife of one liners that will cut right through your funny bone.

Hamlet

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Hamlet

27 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre brings its world tour production of Hamlet to The Market Theatre Three performances from 27 – 29 March 2015 @The Market Laboratory 20h15 The Hamlet Globe to Globe tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe on 23 April 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. This completely unprecedented theatrical adventure will see Hamlet tour to every single country on earth over 2 years. Sixteen extraordinary men and women are currently travelling across the seven continents, performing in a huge range of unique and atmospheric venues. Dominic Dromgoole, Artisti...

Crazy In Love

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Crazy In Love

25 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015

A Conspiracy of Clowns proudly presents Crazy in Love Created by Andrew Buckland, Liezl de Kock, and Rob Murray, the hit show Crazy In Love was first presented at the 2013 National Arts Festival Fringe. This Best International Production 2014 Amsterdam Fringe Festival winner is the fourth work created by the “open door collective” that is A Conspiracy of Clowns. Other works it has produced have been the smash hit Pictures of You (multi Fleur du Cap winner and top selling 2009 theatre production on the NAF Fringe), Kardiāvale (the cult cabaret clown noir show created under Jayne Batzofin ...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

22 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

A long form of laughter with The Jittery Citizens Plenty surprises and loads of laughter will erupt at the Market Theatre when improvised comedy nights swing into town. Joburg audiences can now enjoy a monthly dose of The Jittery Citizens, a fearless and talented group of comedy and musical improvisation artists. The quick-fire art of comedy improv usually sees comics thrown various challenges or ideas to craft into an instant and hopefully hilarious sketch. It’s become hugely popular thanks to shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “Whose Line is it anyway?” But improv is most enjo...

The Inner City Festival

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The Inner City Festival

20 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015

South Africa’s comedy scene is one of the most vibrant in the world, but sadly as with many forms of entertainment arts, the talent is not highly recognized in the mainstream. The Inner City Comedy Festival aims to take comedy to the heart of every city and promote the culture of comedy and theatre in South Africa. The opening night of the comedy tour will feature some of South African finest homegrown comedy talent; Tats Nkonzo, Skhumba, Nina Hastie, Robby Collins, Kagiso Lediga and hosted by Mojak Lehoko. This bunch shares a delight in humour that leaks the damaged trails of racial an...

SHE DIED DREAMING

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SHE DIED DREAMING

12 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

Abangani Theatre in collaboration with the Market Theatre presents She Died Dreaming The production tells the story of Hilda, a glamorous woman who lives in a romantic fantasy of her own imagination, and is making her friends believe the fairytale she has created around a relationship with a fictitious dream man.  Her three friends all believe that this man is to die for, and they cannot wait to see her live with her beau. Sadly, the much sought-after man exists only in her dreams. Season : Thursday 12 - Sunday 22 March Ticket Prices: R80 Tues - Sun and R60 for block bookings>

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