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

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

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

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: 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

Festival gives visitors plenty of reasons to laugh

Given the current climate in the country, South Africans are in dire need of a good laugh – and, thankfully, there’s no shortage of hilarity on […]

By |June 15th, 2017|0 Comments