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“It is a masterful choreography that journeys from a sensitive gestural beginning and builds to a relentless fervor of blurring turns and throws that are reminiscent of the aesthetic of world-renowned choereographer Akram Khan whom Agudo has spent many years working alongside.”

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“As frontman Riaan Smit’s husky vocals filled the air and Nick Becker’s alto sax and Gareth Harvey’s baritone sax entered into vying duels, an incredibly electrifying energy ensued, making it very hard for the following band.”

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“In the larger of the Bedouin tents, Jimm Harrison Project, Stone Jets and Red Tape Riot kept toes tapping and dancers dancing, as locals and visitors to Darling made friends over good food and great beer.”

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“Nonetheless American horn guru, Michael Thornton, gave a masterclass in horn playing. There were a few fluffed notes though, proving how elusive perfection is on this precarious instrument. An enthusiastic sitting ovation followed.”

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“This production of Annie delivers a refreshing energy to an old-fashioned tale while at the same time paying homage to the glory days of great chocolate box-style theatre productions.”

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“Yevgeny Kutik was more than equal to the task. His performance brimmed with expression. He blazed through the most virtuoso passages, delivering a physical performance that called upon every muscle in his body.”

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“Diverse performers and art forms united on one stage, and the organisers’ goal to create a platform where expression has no limits – even if physically agonising – was resoundingly met.”

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“Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair is enthrallingly beautiful, a unique and artistically exquisite portrayal of mental illness, neither glamorized nor falsified, with beauty resonating in the raw truth of it all.”

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In Fortyfied, as in most of his previous shows, Nik explores a variety of subjects. There will be stories, there will be moments of discomfort, there will be accents. And – it will all be funny which is all you really have to know.

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Never has Cape Town Opera been in such hot demand worldwide. Perhaps not surprising, since the mother city nurtures some world-class talent both in its singers and in its directors. Now is the chance to snap up a season ticket for 2017 – just R1400 for five productions (R950 for the under 30s!) – and support this exciting talent.

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Why we should book now for the show described as “a two-hour programme of sensational, affordable, family entertainment, capturing all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.”

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“The play is rich and funny and very original. Clichés are out of the door, new comparisons are tested and age-old ideologies are brushed aside.”

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“Sensational dancing and exquisitely designed costumes come together beautifully to evoke the trademark youthful exuberance of J. M. Barrie, keeping the unforgettable tale and the colourful world of Neverland alive.”

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“What I’ve heard from the Camerata Tinta Barocca has been utterly thrilling. They have surely managed to breath new life into old favourites. By abandoning the baggage of tradition, they have achieved freshness by going back to the source.”

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“An extremely funny play, but underneath the humour is a razor-sharp commentary on religion, tradition and family values. The comic timing of the actors is superb and even the silences convey meaning.”

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