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Business and Arts South Africa appoints incoming CEO

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has today announced who will succeed current CEO Michelle Constant when she steps down end February 2019. Says Charmaine Soobramoney, BASA Chairperson: “When Michelle announced her decision to pursue other interests after a decade of achievement with BASA, the board knew finding a successor...

Body Politics maps power of contemporary dance

Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Contemporary Dance Adrienne Sichel Porcupine Press Kgomotso Moncho-Maripane The description of dance as a "wordless expression in a world where words are currency", by poet Lebo Mashile in her unpublished poem I Dance To Know Who I Am, speaks to the local hesitation and Jack...

Collaborating Beyond Politics

Photo by John Hogg The recent launch of dance journalist Adrienne Sichel`s book on contemporary dance Body Politics: Fingerprinting South African Contemporary Dance (Porcupine Press) at the Market Theatre filled me with complex emotions. Sichel has been an important driver of how contemporary dance in this country has been covered,...

Making a difference through dance

Photo by Val Adamson 2018 marks 40 years since Moving into Dance (MID) was founded in Sylvia `Magogo` Glasser`s garage as a way to provide dance training to youth in underprivileged communities and equip them with the skills to overcome their socio-economic circumstances. Today, MID is a trailblazing, nationally acclaimed,...