The internationally-acclaimed film, Tsotsi is based on a novel written by Athol Fugard – one of
I also met the members of Remix Dance Project – a dance company based in
One of the most colourful and interesting productions I watched was a drama production called Umtshato – The Marriage. It was a fusion of dance and theatre which explored the customs and rituals of a Xhosa marriage. After the show the director, Tina Piek told me that the performers improvise each show and that none of it was rehearsed!
Another story I covered was the Standard Bank National Schools Big Band. The band is made up of the youngest jazz performers in
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Arts Festival. The best thing for me was that I developed a new appreciation and love for the arts…from theatre, dance, art and jazz.Have a great month, and enjoy the last few days of winter!
* To watch highlights of the festival, please visit the CueTV website.