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Jokes aside, Chester Missing pulls no punches in ‘White Noise’

White Noise is not your typical stand-up comedy show. Aside from the cool tech-savvy multimedia elements — from cartoon animations to video inserts and slides — added to make ...

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Van Vuuren’s show a tonic during tough times

If there's anything to take from SA Comedian, actor and writer Rob van Vuuren's latest one man show at the National Arts Festival it is this — the ...

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Cracking up over some wicked lockdown humour

We could all go blue in the face repeating just how different, odd and maybe even “lacking” a live-streamed performance can be, but the first ...

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Fully virtual National Arts Festival kicks off on ...

More than 250 artists from the Eastern Cape will showcase their talent at the virtual National Arts Festival starting on Thursday.
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Bookings open for National Arts Festival

The 2021 programme for the National Arts Festival’s Makhanda Live has opened for bookings.
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SA’s theatre greats lend their voices to help save much-loved arts festival

Theatre heavyweights John Kani, Athol Fugard, Nthati Moshesh, Fiona Ramsay and Gcina Mhlophe have lent their voices to ...

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Message within a message

A WhatsApp theatre performance. Who would have thought? Written by 2017 National Arts Festival Gold Ovation winner, ...

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African value systems affirmed by Pitika Ntuli’s art

Pitika Ntuli’s landmark exhibition Azibuyele Emasisweni, (Return to the Source), a result of three years' work, debuts ...

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‘Net art’ production puts the world on pause

Time. There are moments when it seems to stand still and others when it seems to pass us by too quickly and too ...

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Operatic Macbeth set in central Africa may surprise and impress

Witches, a prophesy, and lots of death. Macbeth is the quite possibly the bloodiest of Shakespeare’s plays, and one of ...

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A cry into the wind: four girls, four different experiences

With everything going on in the world — and right on our doorstep — from the recent Black Lives Matter movement ...

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Moving solo performance about getting over heartbreak

To stumble across The King of Broken Things at the Virtual National Arts Festival's Fringe programme is to find a ...

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Vibrant discourse weaves a variety of influences and styles

“Lento yam”. This is my thing. Siseko Pame, while billed as a jazz artist, gives the audience so much more than ...

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Fani full of soul despite sound balancing poser

Right from the start of this performance, one is immediately drawn to Port Alfred resident Monde Fani’s remarkable ...

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An energy of sound across the loved genres

“We will be taking you on a musical journey.

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‘Making Grace Amazing’: a haunting history of slave trade

Composer/Director: Neo Muyanga; Soprano: Tina Mene Chorus of We the People: Legítima Defesa; Video and Animation: Neo ...

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Defying all we know about space and gravity

To create a production like Voyager required artistry — and a lot of it. The hour-long dance piece is the first ...

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'Soul-inspiring performance' from jazz phenomenon

In 2016, four-time Grammy Award winner Jacob Collier was quoted in The Guardian as saying “this room is my instrument”, ...

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‘Airman’ takes flight on virtual stage

Fascinating, unique and even mesmerising at times,  David Middendorp’s Airman is an incredible collaboration of modern ...

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Virtual festival kicks off in style

The best is yet to come. That was the feeling of some artists and organisers of the 2020 Virtual National Arts ...