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Johanneburg 2012 Carnival sets city on fire

Johanneburg 2012 Carnival sets city on fire

 Johannesburg residents asked for a flamboyant and electrifying spectacle at the city’s 2012 Carnival, and guess what, they got more than they bargained for. On 31 December,  the city centre’s streets came alive with colourful and unique large costumes and floats, gigantic puppets and stilt walkers, music, dance, drama and poetry. And all this, coupled […]

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Jessica Mbangeni’s full HD career

Jessica Mbangeni’s full HD career

South African-born Jessica Mbangeni’s career is on a full high definition mode, buoyed by the past three years’ positive developments, which include a flurry of contracts to showcase her talent overseas and the opening of a fashion design business. “I continue to listen to my inner voice, and I’m still in touch with myself despite […]

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Romeo Mputu: rising DRC star in South African galaxy

Romeo Mputu: rising DRC star in South African galaxy

There are many stars in the South African musical galaxy: talented but ignored, upcoming, rising but unsung, and the well-established. Congo Kinshasa-born Romeo Mputu belongs to the third category, where for some reason an abundance of talent has not been formally recognised or effectively polished. Nevertheless, the Johannesburg-based musician has been sailing smoothly, and rising […]

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Sylvia Glasser’s 'Tranceformations' moves stage, rewrites art history

Sylvia Glasser’s ‘Tranceformations’ moves stage, rewrites art history

Never a contemporary dance show has set a stage on fire and filled it with invisible and visible spirits like Sylvia Glasser’s Tranceformations did in South Africa. History and dance have met, and the encounter has not only revived ancient history but rewrote it in a very refined and comprehensive manner even historians themselves will […]

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Moving into Dance Mophatong: 21 years of dance, dedication

Moving into Dance Mophatong: 21 years of dance, dedication

 Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), the Johannebsurg-based contemporary dance company founded by Sylvia ‘Magogo’ Glasser, recently celebrated its 21 years of existence in style to remember years of hard labour, dedication and challenges by hosting a series of shows at the Dance Factory in Newtown. The three weeks of explosive performances, simply titled 21, featured […]

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