Sneak peeks: two Canadian gems and a (Little) Prince

On the Main programme at the National Arts Festival this July are two Canadian plays, presented in partnership with the High Commission of Canada, as […]

By |March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Zikhona Monaheng, Queen of the Fringe

The Fringe Manager of the National Arts Festival, Zikhona Monaheng – known by everyone as Zee – is our one in a zillion and a […]

By |February 27th, 2018|1 Comment

Using the element of surprise to shift paradigms

In an interview by Judith Hartstang for Festival Theaterformen, National Arts Festival Executive Producer Ashraf Johaardien shares why he wants to stretch and challenge audiences
How does one […]

By |February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Chuma Sopotela sets the stage for new rituals

Standard Bank Young Artist Chuma Sopotela’s journey into performance art was driven by her disillusionment with the mainstream scene in Cape Town, and her love […]

By |February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: Hamlet, Jungfrau and Steven Cohen

We’ll be revealing the jewels of the Main programme in the build-up to the National Arts Festival, which opens on 28 June. Here are just three spectacular performances that […]

By |February 1st, 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

Tuning in to Guy Buttery’s global language

It is the first time since 1981 that the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music has has been given to a non-classical artist, writes Estelle Sinkins
KEEPING the […]

By |January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: Hamlet, Jungfrau and Steven Cohen

We’ll be revealing the jewels of the curated Main Programme in the build-up to the National Arts Festival, which opens on 28 June. Here are just three spectacular performances […]

By |October 30th, 2017|0 Comments