Musa Hlatshwayo: exploring black male identity

‘This is an opportunity to create and stage work that will hopefully address the sociopolitical ills that we are currently going through, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Dance – an engaging drawcard in 2018

So, what can audiences look forward to on the Main Dance programme this July? “Strong, critical voices and a look at issues of identity and […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Young Artists prepare to take the wrappers off

Each year the Festival celebrates the work of the recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, with each artist presenting exciting new work that […]

By |April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Nyamza brings work bang up to date for 2018

Trailblazing dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza takes the title of Featured Artist in 2018. The Featured Artist is recognised for their contribution to the South African cultural […]

By |April 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: music, mourning and magic

Here are another three works on the Main line-up at this year’s National Arts Festival – a dance work that explores African identity; a performance work that plumbs loss and mourning; and an exhibition […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

David April, embracing dance in South Africa

The Main programme of the National Arts Festival is selected from an annual open call for submissions by an Artistic Committee, comprising experts in their […]

By |January 31st, 2018|1 Comment

‘An artist’s duty is to reflect the times’

Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza is this year’s National Arts Festival Featured Artist, an annual recognition that celebrates and showcases artists who contribute to South Africa’s […]

By |January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Mamela Nyamza is 2018’s Featured Artist

Each year, the National Arts Festival celebrates the work of a Featured Artist – a South African artist who has consistently exhibited ground-breaking work and […]

By |January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

GALLERY: Best of the Fest (Part 1)

All photographs by Jan Potgieter. His passion for performing arts photography relates to his love for photographing people. He says he has always loved capturing […]

By |July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

GALLERY: Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Dada Masilo and her cast have been performing to sold-out audiences this Festival. Her feminist take on the classic ballet Giselle has left audiences gasping. […]

By |June 30th, 2017|0 Comments