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South African Artwork Embraced At Johannesburg's National Arts Festival

Posted: Jun. 26th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Lasting nearly two weeks, the city of Johannesburg will embrace its artistic side, with threelocationsin particular bringing South African art to the fore. With works from Mike van Graan and an astounding assortment of various other plays and performances, the festival promises to be an exciting affair that offers a real taste of South African culture and charm.

Three showcases of important South African work are on offer at this year’s National Arts Festival, 27 June to 7 July 2013.

These are a spotlight on the work of playwright Mike van Graan, acclaimed work from the Market Theatre, and new work produced by the PE Opera House and funded by the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council. The Market Theatre partners with the National Arts Festival in presenting key historical works.

Woza Albert! is one of the plays for which South African theatre is best known internationally. Its physical style of storytelling has inspired and influenced theatre companies around the world – and it is one of the best examples of agit prop theatre that define South African theatre in all its vibrancy, innovation and humanity.


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