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Dance: Baxter Dance Festival

By at September 30, 2013 | 4:37 pm
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Now in its 9th year, the popular Baxter Dance Festival is widely regarded as Cape Town’s premier dance platform with over 300 dancers taking to the stage and nearly 50 choreographers showcasing their work. The festival has grown exponentially and has become one of the “must-see activities” on Cape Town’s events calendar.  10 glorious days of dance in all shapes

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David Kramer has adapted Willy Russell's acclaimed West End smash-hit musical Blood Brothers for South Africa. This is the first time that Willy Russell has granted permission for his long running musical to be adapted.  Russell is a British dramatist, lyricist, and composer. Amongst his best-known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and the hit musical Blood

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This year’s African Creative Economy Conference (ACEC) takes place in Cape Town, starting on 6 October! Some of the world’s most incisive, creative and thought-provoking strategists, academics, entrepreneurs and artists will shortly debate how to unlock the potential of the creative economies. This annual conference was first held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2011 and in

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The Artscape National Youth Music Competition strikes a royal flush this year with contestants participating in all four categories of the contest for the first time since its inception in 2007. The competition runs from 1 to 5 October in the Artscape Theatre and, the final round on the 5th is at 19.30. Twenty three gifted musicians between the ages of 14 and 19 years

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Art: The Supermarket

By at September 29, 2013 | 2:09 pm
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The Muti Gallery's annual art exhibition refuses the usual conceptual and thematic constraints to present  art work that is consumable and challenging. This year, the show features Cape Town-based artists only. Highlights include Monique Pelser’s video installation and prints, MJ Lourens’s eerily transient contemporary suburban landscapes, Guto Bussab’s

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In the Mail & Guardian's 'This week's top 10:  Thembi Mtshali-Jones returns to the Baxter stage with a solo tour de force,  A Woman in Waiting, directed by Yael Farber. The opening night audience stood as one and applauded this extraordinary performance. Thembi Mtshali-Jones takes you on a journey that is brilliantly evocative and manages to distil a truth that

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The Tri Continental Film Festival continues its focus on films that speak to the big challenges facing humanity today. And with Egypt’s revolution in turmoil, assassinations of leaders of the democracy movement in Tunisia and the ongoing crisis in Syria, the festival’s “Arab Season” provides a timely focus on the region. This weekend Capetonians will get to see

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Ubizo Theatre presents the Ubizo Arts Festival 2013 during the September school holidays. Ubizo Theatre is a non-profit organization (NPO-105-728) that was found in 2009 with the aim of seeking opportunities, information and exposure for artists to create an artistic space for upcoming artists. Ubizo Arts Festival is a developmental festival that is not focusing on

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Hotel Verde Takes Off Green

By at September 27, 2013 | 9:31 am
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Having set the target of building Africa's greenest hotel, 110% Green was pleased to be part of the successful opening of Hotel Verde! Part of the BON Hotels Group, Hotel Verde is situated just 400m from Cape Town International Airport and is designed to meet the specific requirements of travellers on their way in and out of the city. But, what makes it unique is the

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Expect theatre at its most powerful when distinguished stage, television and film actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones takes to the Baxter in A Woman in Waiting, created and directed by Yael Farber. Based on Mtshali-Jones’s own life, A Woman in Waiting, which has won several international awards, is a powerful biographical journey into the dark heart of what life was like

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