0

This fantastic band, a regular in the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series lineup, could easily play in a far bigger venue to a crowd triple the size, but the fact that their fans are given the chance to hear them in such an intimate environment only makes the experience more memorable. There were a few sound glitches at the beginning, but like any true musical legends they laughed them off and carried on. Playing hits including ‘She Knows’ and ‘Time of Your Life’, the band easily transported us all into another world.

More

The choir produced a beautifully warm and balanced sound, supported by the instrumentalists who blended well with the voices, even when occasionally being overshadowed by the sheer number of singers. At certain moments the reed-like timbre of the organ complimented the tenor voices perfectly.

More
0

Based on vanitas, the seventeenth-century Dutch genre of painting that contains symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability, the curation of art in Death Speaks beautifies the contemplation of mortality.

More
0

“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.”

More
0

“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.”

More
0

“Words of War is a collection of songs and poems which speak to the pain and the joy we experience both as individuals, and collectively in the context of our South African history.”

More
0

Groove Armada has been around for 15 years. For the majority of clubbers, that’s more than half their lives.

More

The museum was tranquil, yet bustling with visitors. I was impressed. There was a full mix from the artsy- fartsy art lovera, to students, young children, pensioners, tourists and ordinary Capetonians enjoying their city.

More
6

The story of Pink Floyd’s rise and decline was told in chronological progression with an omnipotent narrative voice between songs chronicling the major events in the band’s history. Naturally, all the music that made them famous was played. Flawlessly. Simply put, I honestly felt like I was watching the real Pink Floyd.

More
0

If you’re easily offended by curse words stay away, don’t even cross the boerewors curtain for the next week. If not, then hearing Sandra Prinsloo swearing, all dolled up in over applied suburban kerk tannie makeup, is a real treat.

More
0

Going to a new band’s gig is like a lucky packet. There is no way of knowing what you are going to get, but you are guaranteed a treat of some kind. In this case it was R35 for a double vodka and Redbull at the Mercury Live Bar. The rest of the lucky packet was also very familiar.

More
0

The long awaited piece entitled Paradigm Shift had been commissioned from choreographer Grant van Ster, which of course marked it out as a must-see. With a backdrop of slashed white elasticized fabric, dancers popped parts of their bodies in and out of the gashes to signify a play between confusion, conquest and tease. The use of bright lights on the backdrop gave an almost “Brecht” element of nakedness and thereby, perhaps, of truth.

More
0

I like to think everyone has those days when a gentle stroll amongst the shops turns into a cross-eyed, hobble-legged search for a loo. Just the other day I found myself once again misjudging my essential tea/bladder ratio in the middle of Greenmarket Square.

More
0

A music festival that caters for the whole family sounds rather idyllic, yet that is exactly what K-Day achieved. The toddlers can be dropped off at a designated area, dad can sleep in the shade of the umbrella while the tweens can scream for Danny K.

More
0

Set in the intimate Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter, the stage was bare except for a Japanese-type Shoji screen, the light behind it building curiosity amongst the audience members. When the silhouettes of five people appeared and various vocal sounds echoed through the tiny room, I was instantly enthralled.

More
2

The concert area was chockablock full, the skies were clear, the air was fresh and the Kirstenbosch plants were well fed (seeing it had rained the whole morning). Everyone was relaxing after a great weekend in Cape Town – even a little 4 year old girl behind me was singing along to the Parlotones’ first song, ‘That’s Life’, at the top of her voice.

More
0

A group of young girls, glittering in a sea of pink and white ballet paraphernalia, pressed themselves up against the glass wall of the studio to better see the dancers as Li guided them through a barre and centre, occasionally interjecting with phrases such as “don’t be stingy with the fondu” or “extend and 6 and 7 and pas de bourrée.”

More
0

The woman who owns the stage for the 90 minutes of this one-woman show is Iman Isaacs who not only gets to show off her skill as an actress, but also as a mass-murdering female ninja. With a full arsenal of weapons from a katana sword to handguns, she kicks and punches, dodges bullets and even brings in a few slow-motion Matrix moves. Full Stops On Your Face is about violence. About mass killings. And about the stereotype that we have of those killers.

More
0

“The intricate polyrhythmic groove laid down by the rhythm sections allowed the warm tone of Dyantyis’s trumpet to create effervescent melodic ideas.”

More
0

To an audio backdrop which includes excerpts from a speech by Malcolm X contrasting the worlds of “House Negros” and “Field Negros”, the group presented a passionate depiction of the effect of Western influence on African traditions.

More
0

A magical and fun production, perfect for the festive season. Veronica Paeper’s choreography picks up on the nuances of Prokofiev’s famous score, retelling the iconic story with clarity, beauty and humour.

More
1

The Gallery is large and spacious, with rooms dedicated to Prints and Drawings, Indigenous African Art, Contemporary Art, Historical Paintings and Sculptures, New Media, South African Symbols and Sculptures. Each room has accompanying wall text providing the background and inspiration of each collection.

More
0

“2017 may have gotten off to a rocky start, what with the dire water situation and the political turmoil in America, but one thing is for certain: where there is wine, there is hope.”

More
0

“The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra opened their winter symphony season with a bang, thanks to some outstanding playing under the baton of Bernhard Gueller.”

More
0

“The Game: Redemption leaves the audience with something resembling a choose-your-own-adventure. The driving force is the personality of the characters, and this rides on a basic story line… but no script.”

More