The Oxford dictionary defines art as an application or expression of human creative skill or imagination. Typically through visual paintings and sculptures, pieces created for the beauty of it and the emotional attachment always conneted to different artistry. Art has very many branches that are part of the big tree. Like music, dance, poetry and… Continue reading Let’s talk about Art…
“A Woman of stature is not a ready-made product, she is shaped. Ke letsopa, o a bopiwa” said the Queen Mother of The South African State Theatre Nomvula V. Moloko whom we affectionately refer to as Sis Noms but in actual fact: Queen. She took to the stage all her class, style, grace, motherly dialect… Continue reading 8th Annual Vavasati International Festival 2021
“This festival is usually run during the national Women’s Month (August) annually and this year was a blessing in disguise as the president announced that the country would be taken back to alert level 4 of the national lockdown during that month. That placed The South African State Theatre in a position of creativity, which… Continue reading Vavasati International Festival 2021
Sunday, November 14th 2021 was supposed to be the final curtain call for Shaka Zulu – The Gaping Wound, at the South African State Theatre. However, it turned out to be a celebration of an extension of the season. Shaka Zulu – The Gaping Wound started with previews on October 19th 2021 followed by the… Continue reading Shaka Zulu – The Gaping Wound Extended.
Culture and Liberation Struggle in South Africa is not just a book, contributing authors to this literature did not just come together to gather words for the sake of forming chapters. It is my believe that Dr. Lebogang Lance Nawa created this bible of work with a mission in mind and that mission is to… Continue reading Culture and Liberation Struggle in South Africa – The Conversation Continues.
The book was launched at the South African State Theatre, truly the theatre of Africa in every sense of the word. Under the leadership of Dr Sibongiseni Mkhize – CEO and Mr. Aubrey Sekhabi – Artistic Director who is also a contributing author in Culture and Liberation Struggle in South Africa. “The institution is an… Continue reading Culture and liberation struggle in South Africa.
A play that is referred to as “Iconic”A play by the most respected industry giant whose work has been produced the most over the years. It was a Thursday night when the stage was set at Market Theatre’s Mannie Manim. Two beds, two chairs, a table, a cupboard and a few other props. Front row… Continue reading Blood Knot at the Market Theatre.
A part of the technical team that contributed to the successful execution of Mother of Freedom is one Mr Ernest Tchwenyane whom I’m introducing to you today… “I joined SAST (The South African State Theatre) in 2015 as a Sound Technician, straight from TUT where I studied Performing Arts Technology now known as Theatre Arts… Continue reading Ernest Tchwenyane.
I was at the South African State Theatre on September 29th 2021 for the final dress rehearsal of a piece tittled Mother of Freedom that was the opening act for South Africa at the Dubai Expo 2020. Upon my arrival, I saw a number of artists moving around trying to find their pace. Nothing was… Continue reading Mother Of Freedom.
I had been waiting in anticipation to attend this event since the official marketing material came out. Heritage Day couldn’t come quick enough for me and when it did, I couldn’t wait to get there. However it seems as though I didn’t get there quick enough to catch the opening act by Azah. I arrived… Continue reading Heritage Day at The South African State Theatre
I had the time of my life this Heritage Month. All thanks to The South African State Theatre, the theatre of Africa. In actual fact; the largest theatre in ALL of Africa. Not only is September known as Heritage month in South Africa, it is also the month of tourism and public service. In all… Continue reading Heritage Month at #SAST