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Wesens: a review by Ayden Kruger

Ayden Kruger Film 2021-05-07

"The film as a whole grapples with the concept of invasion. Set against the backdrop of the Americans attempting to invade the moon and the Russians apparently attempting to invade the world with communism, the arrival of the foreign object onto the farm seems dangerously intrusive."

Wesens, an analysis by Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith Film 2021-05-06

"Careful combinations of cinematic elements carry a weighty topic with an aesthetically pleasing backdrop – a masterfully executed film for fans of indie productions and for those who are undaunted by the truth."

An analysis of Wesens (2020) by Gareth H Green

Gareth Green Film 2021-05-06

"It is a surprisingly beautiful message derived from brutally honest and ever-relevant commentary on human society as a whole."

Press release ‒ Programme: ArtFluence Human Rights Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-05-04

The inaugural ArtFluence Human Rights Festival (5‒8 May 2021) will focus on arts, constitution and democracy. This online festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, will be live-streamed. 

Never rarely sometimes always: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2021-04-26

"The dread. Yes, the feeling of dread never leaves. You have two underage girls; one is pregnant. With little money and no support, they travel to New York. What should be a one-day excursion turns into a prolonged three-day affair. They have nowhere to stay, no money to spend."

Press release: Othello at the 11th Shakespeare Schools Festival at Artscape

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-04-19

Wynberg Boys' Acting Association (WBAA) will be presenting their unique abridged version of Othello at this year's Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSFSA), with the roles of Othello and Desdemona played by a female and male respectively.

Press release: New partnership sees the South African State Theatre’s Kucheza Afrika Festival in Cape Town

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-04-06

The Baxter Theatre will host two productions on 6 and 7 April 2021 ‒ Trapped by Unmute Dance Company at 6pm and Louise Coetzer’s (Darkroom Contemporary) Memoryhouse at 7.30pm.

Hänsel und Gretel at the Artscape: an interview with Roger Ballen

Naomi Meyer, Roger Ballen Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-04-01

Roger Ballen talks to Naomi Meyer about how Hänsel und Gretel can energise people during pandemic times and how theatregoers might be able to "walk out of the opera as different people".  

Closure of Fugard Theatre: an interview with Daniel Galloway

Naomi Meyer, Daniel Galloway Interviews 2021-03-18

"The live experience, the exchange between actor and audience, which theatre uniquely offers, cannot be replaced by other mediums."

Press release: Interim director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees

Ricardo Peach Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-18

"It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the new interim Director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees, Corneli van den Berg."

Creating the worlds we want: The Vrystaat Kunstefees and cultural self-agency in global networks

Ricardo Peach Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-17

"Despite what the COVID-19 lockdown threw our way, at the Vrystaat Arts Festival we are incredibly proud of what we were able to achieve in such uncertain times."

Wesens: R15 000 in prizes to be won

LitNet kykNET Portaal 2021-03-16

Film students and lovers of the genre can win big cash prizes. We are looking for more than a conventional movie review. Analyse the movie for us.

Press release: The 11th annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-11

The 11th annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival, from 20 to 27 March 2021, will showcase 24 fresh, vibrant productions from all over the Western Cape and one from Gauteng.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet – back on stage in March 2021

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-09

Following a once-off performance in December to a standing ovation, Cape Town City Ballet – back on stage will be performed on 18, 19 and 20 March. 

Tali’s #babydiary: TV review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-02-25

"Here’s to Tali’s #babydiary building on this great start and taking South African television to a next level."

Press release: The How Now Brown Cow Writer's Collective

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-02-01

A new writing programme launched by theatre production company How Now Brown Cow will encourage the creation of twelve new works by South African playwrights. 

Press release: Best of Zabalaza 2020 winner, First Accused, to be staged at The Baxter for a limited season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-10-30

Best of Zabalaza 2020 winner, First Accused, is to be staged at The Baxter for a limited season in November this year.

Press release: Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Ways of Dying, to be staged at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-10-30

Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Ways of Dying, is to be staged at The Baxter with a stellar creative team, for a limited season from 10 to 14 November.

Teenage bounty hunters – an unexpected oddity

Reney Warrington Film 2020-10-01

"Sure, season one might not have been an integrated whole, but it serves as the perfect warm-up for something darker, edgier and more out there. Count me in."

Press release: Adapt or fly! on Heritage Day

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-17

In a time of depression, recession, fear and social distancing, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us? Book your tickets at Quicket.