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Anything but Blue

Jessica Bouwer Returning for the first time since 2010 and celebrating their 20th anniversary artist director Debbie Turner brought hues of blue to Centenary Hall. Kicking off their first performance on the 2nd July with the fresh start of fest, the performance consisted of four ballets and the work of …

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NatCaf – a hilarious Festival must

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Mitchell Shaun Parker Having seen three of their performances and their technical rehearsal, I can confidently say that Rhodes University’s very own improv comedy troupe Nat(urally) Caf(feinated) are damn funny. Have you ever heard of a Dr. Engelbrecht who has his PhD in toenail clipping? Or two intrepid mountaineers scaling …

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[Review] Indumba

By Jane Berg Based on a Mozambique cleansing ceremony this choreography by Fana Tshabalala utilises traditional references to make innovative contemporary dance. To a soundscape of relentless fragmented percussion with metallic overtones the dancers throw themselves into a state of wild spasmodic trance.

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[Review] Laurent Coq

By Ian Currie Laurent Coq is a world-renowned jazz musician. Prior to attending the performance of his jazz trio, I had read up on the artist and his numerous awards and international recognition. However, even the lofty title of ‘World’s Best Jazz Musician’ in 2006 does not do justice to …

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