Can anything be more romantic than an ice-skating pas de deux? All the swirls and clinches, coy looks and exuberant leaps, pulling away then drawing magnetically together, and trusting each other implicitly as one supports the other. All performed with silky smoothness against a background of swelling violins. Ahhh, when the magic of theatre meets the graciousness of ice you forget for a time that all is not well in the world. By LESLEY STONES.
The French Embassy was due to present the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et de Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) to acclaimed photographer and gender activist Zanele Muholi at a ceremony in Pretoria on Wednesday evening. The prestigious honour is awarded to outstanding individuals in art and writing. By NKATEKO MABASA.
It’s been seven years since Evita last played in Johannesburg, and that was a bonsai production pared down to fit a smaller stage. Now a full-blown version is sprawling across the giant stage of the Teatro at Montecasino, with a live orchestra, a massive screen projecting historical film clips, and plenty of space for Argentina’s military juntas to drill. By LESLEY STONES.
You don’t have to be religious, thank God, to find yourself enjoying this play about Jesus. Not when the script of The Man Jesus is more of a cleverly constructed whodunnit, or whydunnit, than a paean to Christianity. By LESLEY STONES.