Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

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Black America is King

Black America is King

In itself, there is nothing unsuitable with Black America collaborating with African artists to produce commercial products, as is the case with Beyonce’s Black is King, but we must be under no illusion that Black is King is still very much Beyonce’s.

Writing Actors – Reflections on Improv

Writing Actors – Reflections on Improv

The actor takes on a sage-like essence, by being so attuned to the moment that the breakage is soothed and manoeuvred into an unforeseen bend on a road that was otherwise without obstacle. This actor guides the enrapt audience further into the unfolding world, which presents itself to them for the first time.

The Queens Fortress - Met_A_Morphosis

The Queens Fortress - Met_A_Morphosis

“Rhythm & Poetry” is a phrase we are all familiar with; and many believe that it is the original meaning for the acronym RAP. Rap music and poetry have borrowed from each other for years with elements such as lyricism, meter, word play and rhythmic execution playing a vital role in both art forms.

Wanted (Dead or Alive): The Perfect Victim

Wanted (Dead or Alive): The Perfect Victim

I recently found myself at a crossroads with regard to the conversation around Black Lives Matter in South Africa’s cricket and rugby spaces. When Makhaya Ntini told his story, my immediate feeling was of empathy and sadness.

Exiled At Home

Exiled At Home

In this performance, Miss Ntuli invites us into the deep corridors of her inner self, to witness a personal story of love, displacement, otherness and internal yearning. Like many a sublime artist, the art itself cuts tenfold, dwarfing this narration.

Fish is Right

Fish is Right

It’s also true that, on the land we have lived on for thousands of years, we can wake up one day, to claims, by settlers, that, it, our land, was “empty land” all along.