Spier Poetry Festival 2016: dancing in other words with photos and videos

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Read an overview of the festival

Read about protest at the festival

The third Spier Poetry Festival dancing in other words, took place on Saturday, 7 May.

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Breyten Breytenbach

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Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile

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Dominique Botha

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Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile

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Breyten Breytenbach

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Yvette Christiansë

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Maram al-Masri

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Neo Muyanga and Hans C ten Berge

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Adrian van Wyk and Bibi Slippers

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Kirby van der Merwe

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Catherine du Toit

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Pieter Odendaal

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Francis Galloway, editor of LitNet Akademies (Geesteswetenskappe), and Matthias Brenzinger, director of CALDi (Centre for African Language Diversity), UCT

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James Matthews

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Eureka Barnard, SASNEV

Kirby van der Merwe and Yvette Christiansë

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Hans C ten Berge

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Bibi Slippers

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Efe Paul Azino

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Desmond Painter

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Festival musical director Neo Muyanga

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Georges Lory

Video: Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile

Video: Maram al-Masri

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Georges Lory reads poetry by the French poet and philosopher Michel Deguy who could not attend the festival.

Video: Breyten Breytenbach, with Schalk Joubert and Laurinda Hofmeyr

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The Siyaya Choristers performed the at the evening's poetry reading.

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Siyaya Choristers

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Siyaya Choristers

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Siyaya Choristers

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Yvette Christiansë

Video: Efe Paul Azino

Video: James Matthews

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Yvette Christiansë and James Matthews

Video: Hans C ten Berge

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Also read:

Protes by die dansende digtersfees

Naomi Meyer
Seminare en essays

"Wat is die poësie dan anders as protes?"

 

Spier Poetry Festival 2016: Poets’ Welcome Dinner

Naomi Bruwer
Books and writers

dancing in other words / dansende digtersfees is an annual international poetry event, curated by Breyten Breytenbach, Dominique Botha and composer Neo Muyanga. This year's participating poets were introduced at a special Poets’ Welcome Dinner at Spier on Sunday, 1 May.

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