National Arts Festival

July 6, 2018

Five stars for the powerful Ingoma

Ingoma has thus far been my favourite production at the Arts Festival this year, writes Avantika Seeth.
July 4, 2018

Find your inner child with Alphonse and his imagination

Alon Nashman rallies through this intense and often confusing 27-character act, which examines a pool of mini stories within a bigger story.
July 3, 2018

A dance about land; a story of anguish and inequality

This politically driven piece poses an all-important question in South African politics at the moment: that of land, and when this is likely to be resolved.
July 3, 2018

The uncomfortable powerful Elegy tackles sexual violence

I think director Gabrielle Goliath might be a genius and this production, albeit more of a social experiment, is one I will remember for a while yet.
July 3, 2018

Thandi Ntuli slayed at the National Arts Festival

The vibe at Thandi Ntuli’s Grahamstown show was unlike anything I’ve experienced at the National Arts Festival. It had that sophisticated aura of the past jazz age, as well as the rebellious side of the new era.
July 3, 2018

Gola kills it with the Q&A

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about attending an arts fest with a dynamic entertainer is their ability to continue the show, loadshedding and all.
June 29, 2018

Interplay: Unsettling but enjoyable

Interplay: Unsettling but enjoyable
June 10, 2018

A performance piece at Fest will commemorate Anene Booysen

Artist Maya Krishna Rao performed a work called Walk in response to the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi. Theatre practitioner Sara Matchett has adapted it for local audiences, writes Avantika Seeth.
June 10, 2018

15 must-sees at this year's National Arts Festival

SA’s most famous cultural event, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, starts at the end of this month. With so much on offer, we asked festival executive producer Ashraf Johaardien to give us a handle on the programme.
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May 19 2019