0

Dada Masilo trained at the Dance Factory, the National School of the Arts and Jazzart (Cape Town) before working for two years at the renowned Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (PARTS) in Brussels. She has been teaching at the Dance Factory Youth since 2006.

More
0

Alan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comics,
 character comedian, award winning actor, comedy writer, Theatre director, Master of Ceremonies (MC), facilitator, and other talents.

More
0

The first female Artistic Director to lead the Baxter Theatre Centre, Lara Foot has a distinguished record in the Arts, with many awards not only as a producer but as a writer and director.

More
0

An inspirational leader and teacher as well as a creative force, Maqoma has served as associate artistic director of Moving Into Dance Mophatong, the Dance Umbrella festival and the Afro-Vibes Festival in the Netherlands and the UK. He is currently serving on the dance committee of the National Arts Festival.

More
0

Fred Abrahamse started his career at The People’s Space, as a founding member of the Troupe Theate Company. He was Artistic Director of the Baxter Theatre and is well-respected producer and designer.

More
0

Underground Dance Theatre is a collective of artists who want to explore new performance styles and create progressive, high quality work that is at the meeting point of physical theatre, contemporary dance and dance theatre. The company uses a collaborative choreographic approach to look for original movement and images that deconstruct and redefine the limits of dance in South Africa.

More
1

Outspoken and deliberately controversial, John Vlismas is one of South Africa’s most prolific and award winning international comics.

More
0

With a philosophy of “You have got to laugh at it” and a mission to bring laughter, smiles and warmth to everyone she meets it, she remains a popular favourite in Cape Town and, increasingly, South Africa.

More
0

She is a versatile choreographer and teacher able to communicate and work with students, professional dancers/performers, artistic directors and producers alike.

More
1

This big haired funny man is one of South Africa’s most loved comedians. Son of a pastor he grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and burst on to the comedy scene in 1997 with his first self-scripted one-man show, After the Beep.

More
0

Durban born director and actress Lara Bye launched her career in Cape Town after studying at the lecoq Theatre School in Paris and working with various companies in Havana, Barcelona and Paris. She is a highly renowned director of opera, theatre and performance events in non-theatre spaces, as well as part time physical theatre Lecturer at UCT’s Drama Department.

More
0

Job lived in Tokyo from 2003 to 2011. During this time she engaged in dynamic collaborations with an array of eclectic artists and taught at several universities across Japan. The Japanese contemporary dance form, Butoh, greatly informs her teaching and solo work.

More
0

Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba has been involved in various multi-media projects collaborating with visual artist, fashion designers, theatre and television directors, poets and musicians. Her seminal work, The Look At Me And That’s All They Think, inspired by the ‘Hottentot Venus’ (Sara Baartman), saw her collaborate with fashion designer Carlo Gibson of Strangelove, producing avant-garde costumes central to the work. Her recent work, Black!.White?, interrogates racial politics and incorporates costume animation, music and dance. Uncles and Angels uses video projection technology to create a multiple live recorded and pre-recorded images exploring traditional dance forms.

More
0

Jonathan Roxmouth is a South African stage actor. Roxmouth gained acting experience at the Natal Playhouse while still at school. He began his professional career in 2006, playing Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in the Barnyard Theatre Group’s production of Grease, and has been acting in stage and musical productions since.

More
4

The vibrant outreach programme, based in Athlone, now has service points in the surrounding townships of Gugulethu, Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Langa. An extended Rural Outreach Programme has been created in Barrydale and in the Robertson Wine Valley.

More
0

He began his musical career in the mid 1970s and pioneered the use of Cape Afrikaans and South African English in his lyrics, often using both languages in the same song. His first album titles BAKGAT! issued by Mountain Records was released in 1980, and was immediately banned, because it was considered too political and vulgar for the South African citizens.

More
0

Mike van Graan, primarily a theatre writer and producer, is the Executive Director of the African Arts Institute and the former Secretary General of the Arterial Network, a continent-wide network engaged in the African creative sector.

More