Review: Foreplay

mandla_gadukasmall.jpg Sex, prostitution and infidelity are what you can expect from Grootboom’s latest production Foreplay. Set in Pretoria’s townships, the play is a series of 10 inter-connected scenes on society’s moral hypocrisy when it comes to sex. We chat to actors Sello Zikalala and Excellentia Mokoena about their roles.

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Review: Baxter Dance Festival

evolution_rehearsal_10_bw_med_ressmall.jpeg With dancers from around the Western Cape taking part in the Baxter Dance festival each year it is steadily gaining ground as the place to view students and seasoned practitioners of dance. Luso Mnthali reviews the festival and speaks to acclaimed dancer, Mamela Nyamza.

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Napo Masheane: A Storyteller By Nature

napomasheanesmall.jpg Arts Review caught up with astounding poet, Napo Masheane, to speak about her play Fat Black Women Sing, being seen as the modern-day Saartjie Baartman, the importance of using African languages to express yourself as an artist, and more.

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Ewok: From Childhood Disney World Fantasies To Becoming a Prolific Writer And a Hip-hop Activist

ewok_and_his_artsmall.jpg Ewok is back with his hypnotic dose of hip-hop theatre at this year’s National Arts Festival! We caught up with him to chat more about SPITFIRE, hip-hop theatre, his upbringing, being the ‘white boy’ in hip-hop and more.

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Sifiso Kweyama: “Dance Is Poetic”

sifisokweyamasmall.jpg Choreographer and director of The Language and Watermelon, Sifiso Kweyama urges all dancers to look at the art of dance as poems, at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. “Dance is poetic. We tell our stories through our bodies and there is no better storyteller than a body,” he says.

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