Dance, Theatre & Poetry
THE MAMA SAID session is on February 24 from 3pm at Joburg Promusica Basement Theatre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Drive, Florida Park, Roodepoort. It is hosted by Ntsiki Mazwai and features MXO and Joe Nina who will share their experiences and give guidance on how to survive in the creative industry. The session has an open mic section with a live house band and a DJ. Tickets are R40 at the door. Phone 011-674 13 57
IMMUNITY sees Russian Choreographers and Dance Theatre Makers Ivan Estegneev and Evgeny Kuligan team up with The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative dancers to produce a full-length theatrical dance piece. It will premiere on March 1st and 2nd at University of Joahnnesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Con Cowan Theatre. Tickets are R50 for the public and R20 for students. Phone 011 051 8456
THE FAIRY QUEEN is scheduled for performances at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Cape Town from March 8 to 10 March. The musical is Henry Purcell’s creative take on Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets at Computicket. Prices range from R30 to R150.
MARC CAMOLETTI’S comedy-show Don’t Dress For Dinner is at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Fourways from 8 March to April 14th. It is set in a stylish private game lodge near the Kruger Park, where Bernie is hoping to entertain his chic Johannesburg celebrity mistress, Suzy, for the weekend. Making up the cast is James Cuningham, Robert Fridjhon, Natasha Sutherland Emily Child, Janna Ramos-Violante and Nhlakanipho Manqele. Performances from Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Bookings at computicket – 011 511 1818.
GAUTENG DANCE MANYANO hosts the Best of the Regions Festival from 8 to 9 March at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto. Performing groups include Vaal Important Pantsula, Tshwelopele Art Production, Via Volcano, Esikangwane Dance and Theatre Creation, African Theatre and Dance Company, Dora’s Dancers and Entertainment and Sinokhanyo Dance Theatre, Majaneng Cultural Group and Thembisa Revolution and the Inhle Lento Youth Club. Tickets are R40 at the door, students pay R20 and Pensioners R10
DANCING IN OTHER WORDS international poetry festival that will take place at Spier, outside Stellenbosch, on May 10 and 11, 2013. The two-day programme will consist of afternoon conversations and master classes; and evening readings, stage crafted and with musical performance. The conversations will be free of charge and the evening performances will cost R150 per person (food and wine included). Tickets will become available on Monday 1 April, with the announcement of the programme. Phone 021 809 1100 or visit www.dancinginotherwords.co.za.