Rallying Against Reality Art

iToyiToyi is a brilliant attempt to bring three artforms – Music, Poetry and Dance – into confrontation about their respective roles in the liberation struggle, and a tantalizing invitation to ponder on these and other ‘black expressions of pain and struggle’. It is however done a major disservice by its fetish to ground grand ideas into readily consumable ..read more

A Year of Jazzing on the Lawn

On Human Rights Day, 2018, an ambitious event launched at the Windmill Casino lawns. Clouds heavily pregnant with rain threatened the inaugural event, but organisers were quick to allay any fears of a cancellation. The show would go on, contingencies were in place. Local musicians Levante Music, Naledi & Friends, and The Andile Q Trio, with Motheo FM’s ..read more

Of Lectures and Meat

For three nights running, the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State hosted a double bill of productions from North West and Gauteng, and the theatre starved patrons of Bloemfontein came out in their numbers to welcome the visitors. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle was at closing night and made notes.