GALLERY: Best of the Festival (Part 2)

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 fleeting […]

By |July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

GALLERY: Sabamnye noMendi

Those who attended Mandla Mbotwe’s Sabamnye noMendi were left in no doubt that they’d seen something extraordinary. In songs, dance, pictures, film and multimedia the audience […]

By |July 6th, 2017|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

Fringe17: Reflecting the state of our nation

By holding up a mirror to South Africa, artists on the Fringe programme offer audiences a chance to reflect as well as to escape, writes […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Enjoy a one-stop theatrical experience

With so many productions to chose from on the Fringe, you will be forgiven feeling overwhelmed.
Fortunately, there’s a creative solution, writes TRACEY SAUNDERS
This year, you […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

How do you read a play? Aloud, of course

How do you read a play? Aloud is the answer. In much the same way a musical score can only really be fully appreciated when […]

By |June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Unearthing the past on the #NAF17 stage

The National Arts Festival’s theatre programme is “a laboratory of work that reimagines history, exhumes ghosts, and questions our future in a way that unsettles and […]

By |June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Be inspired by the French in Grahamstown

A long-standing partner of the National Art’s Festival, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) will again bring French-inspired works to Grahamstown.

Arthur Rimbaud, the ‘enfant […]

By |June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Enticing new work on the award winners’ playground

‘The National Arts Festival’s Arena is a fast fix of edgy new work from some of the artists who are shaping a new generation of […]

By |June 7th, 2017|0 Comments