Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

Profile

As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email:
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LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Meryl Streep rocks

Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist in Ricki and the Flash, a guitar heroine who gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Sep 2015 11:59

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Violence rules in Southpaw

The glory of violence is celebrated in the brutal and bloody Southpaw, the story of a reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion who redeems himself through tough punches.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Sep 2015 11:16

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrating Heritage Month

The Artscape Theatre Centre is celebrating Heritage Month with a wonderful selection of theatre, dance, poetry, choral work, and music until 27 September.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Aug 2015 12:58

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Poetry in 3D

Every Thing Will Be Fine is a magnificent master work from Wim Wenders, poignantly showing that it is not time alone that heals wounds, but the courage to face up to things and to forgive, especially oneself.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Aug 2015 11:18

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Hard-core Impunity

If there's one film that fully exposes the talents of local actors Alex McGregor and Bjorn Steinbach in all its glory, it's Jyoti Mistry's hard-core and daring Impunity.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Aug 2015 10:00

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

The mystery of human nature

"One shouldn't leave this life without a sense of completion," declares 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in the absolutely superb Mr.Holmes, a new twist on the world's most famous detective that is definitely one of the top films of the year.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Aug 2015 10:32

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

First love rules

True love is tested to the extreme in Paper Towns, a charming coming-of-age romance adapted from the best-selling novel by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars).

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Aug 2015 10:39

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Soulful Boychoir soars triumphantly

The glory of music changes lives in the inspirational Boychoir, a heart-warming coming-of-age story from celebrated director Fran├žois Girard, who gave us Oscar-winning The Red Violin.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Aug 2015 10:49

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

60s' cool returns with flair

Take a trip back to the 1960s with The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a stylish take on the hugely popular 60s television series.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Aug 2015 10:42

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Cry Havoc - a soulful exploration of forbidden love

The affection between two men becomes a prison in Cry Havoc, a commanding play that should not be missed at the cosy Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Aug 2015 10:55

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Smashing Trainwreck

Love gets roasted in the spicy Trainwreck, a first-rate comedy that turns relationships and the battle between the sexes inside out. For those who are not familiar with screenwriter-actress Amy Schumer, you will fall hopelessly in love with her gentle and soft-hearted comedic onslaught, although her sharp wit has a sting in its tail.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Aug 2015 12:33

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Death hounds Everyman

The medieval morality play Everyman gets a wicked makeover with the NT Live's racy screening on 15, 19 and 20 August at 7.30pm and on 16 August at 2.30pm - only at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Aug 2015 10:20

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Adrenaline-charged Ant-Man

Your imagination will explode with Ant-Man, an imaginative trip with a miniscule superhero and his army of ants as they save the world.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Aug 2015 10:50

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

The magic of The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet's vibrant staging of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale will have four exclusive screenings at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town on 8, 12 and 13 August at 7.30pm and on 9 August at 2.30pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Aug 2015 13:18

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Action-packed Cruise Control

Fasten your seatbelts for the five-star Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the explosive fifth instalment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series that is unquestionably the best action film of the year.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Aug 2015 10:21

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

The Gallows will make your skin crawl

Fear The Gallows, it is the scariest film in years. With the tag line 'Every school has its spirit' the concept is brilliant, showing what happens when four high school friends are trapped inside a school's auditorium where a student died 10 years before in a freak accident during Beatrice High's production of the play The Gallows.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Aug 2015 09:42

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Mommy will change your life

Twenty-five-year-old French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan's masterful Mommy takes the art of filmmaking and to an extreme level that will alter your view on films, and gets my vote as one the best and most powerful films of the year, shining a bright light on humanity.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Jul 2015 10:56

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Ultimate escapism in West Side Story

Musical Theatre is gloriously alive and pulsating vibrantly in South Africa with the super sensational and ultra-spectacular West Side Story.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Jul 2015 11:23

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Woolf at the Fugard - theatre at its best

You must see the fiery Afrikaans version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Fugard Theatre. This is what consummate theatre at its most engaging is all about. It is theatre that you experience and drama you feel.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jul 2015 13:40

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Treasured memories celebrated in Woman in Gold

Art unites disparate worlds in the splendid Woman In Gold, the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family 60 years after she fled Vienna during World War II.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jul 2015 10:10

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