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Introducing Wom{b}_anifesto

Wom{b}_anifesto forms part of a research project aimed at documenting the journey of creative women in South Africa. The output will be a non-fiction book featuring interviews and stories, their challenges and what the future holds. Content curator Vuyolwethu Reoagile (Graphoflux) will write, curate the content, and produce the anthology. Ilze Wessels (OTYNet) will curate the physical and virtual exhibition.

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Macbeth

Do you recall the very first play you attended at a theatre? How the memory was etched by the entire experience, from your cohort, to the performances, to the splendor of costume and lights, to the audience’s laughs, sighs, and gasps of amazement before your eyes? Have you had the pleasure of reading the text post seeing it come to life?

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The Mother of all Eating (… and the looting continues!)

Zakes Mda’s satirical masterpiece set in Maseru, Lesotho (and first performed at the Sechaba Hall of the Victoria Hotel in Maseru in 1992), explores the debilitating culture of corruption and greed known as ‘eating’. A culture which has become synonymous with corrupt state officials who enrich themselves by abusing government funds.

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The Art Of Series

Mpho Sebina performs a collection of her signature neo afro-soul songs and talks through her creative process and challenges of being a creator during lockdown. Legendary Jazz artist Paul Hanmer performs a solo piano concert of titles from this latest studio album and classic compositions through the years, in conversation with Brenda Sisane, they decipher the music and their parallel histories.

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A Night of Alternative Bliss

It’s almost a year into various levels of lockdown and artists’ innovation simply knows no limits! The Joburg-based duo, Centipede, is giving us a taste of an alternative sound, they’ve been crafting throughout lockdown. Nandi Ndlovu aka Saylahasee, whom you might know from Kajama, joined forces with Hlasko aka Neo Mahlasela to create Centipede.

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Lost & Found

In Lost and Found, Nitegeka offers tactile and conjectural works of ambiguous material and weight that articulate narratives of displacement, in particular his own experiences and those of refugees and asylum seekers in central Africa.

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Ub’Dope eSibikwa

In its 33rd year of developing world-class creatives, the multi-disciplinary arts and culture service provider, Sibikwa Art Centre has forged a unique partnership with Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, Jefferson Bobs Tshabalala of Ub’Dope Shishini. Dubbed Ub’Dope eSibikwa, this partnership is for a season of dynamic performances and workshops from 01 February until 31 March 2021.

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