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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.

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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.

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A popular and award winning comedian Riaad Moosa has performed sell out one man shows including Strictly Halaal and Riaad Moosa for The Baracka.

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Jazzart is the oldest contemporary dance company in the Cape and showcases a wide variety of dance, including afro-fusion and Indian dance styles.

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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.

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Shaleen Surtie-Richards is a South African actress best known for her title role in the 1988 feature film Fiela se Kind (Fiela’s Child), and as Ester (Nenna) Willemse in the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place Of Gold.

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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.

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Tara Notcutt is a South African writer, director and producer. She co-founded the company The Pink Couch in 2009, where she is currently the artistic director.

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

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Mamela Nyamza started to develop her own artistic practice, developing choreographies which deal with important political and social issues of today’s South Africa. Since 2006 she has dedicated her career to her own choreography which brought about autobiographical works such as Hatch, Kutheni, Shift and Hatched.

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Rob van Vuuren has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the South African entertainment scene. He has worked as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer across various genres and in different media.

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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.

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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.

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Executive Director Professor Elizabeth Triegaardt, with the help of Artistic Director Robin van Wyk, has intensified Cape Town City Ballet’s original philosophy of opportunity for talent into one that actively seeks out – and creates – training, performance and choreographic opportunities for young dancers from previously disadvantaged communities.

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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.

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