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

Curious, furious and poetic dance line-up for 2017

Bringing together different aesthetics, contexts and languages, the dance programme at this year’s National Arts Festival interrogates and celebrates questions of identity, culture, spirituality and […]

By |April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Festival’s music programme hits the right note

It’s an exciting year for music on the Festival’s Main stages as Featured Artist Neo Muyanga leads the charge through a programme filled with tradition, innovation and […]

By |April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Grahamstown gets serious about comedy

The National Arts Festival, which will run from 29 June to 9 July this year, is tearing up the comedy stage, starting with international comedian […]

By |April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Expect the unexpected at National Arts Festival 2017

South Africa’s artists, theatre makers and musicians are responding to the challenges of living in a country in flux with genre-busting work that is provocative, […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Meet the 2017 Artistic Committee

Behind the Main programme of the 2017 National Arts Festival, which will be held in Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July, is a 20-member […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments