Daniel Dercksen

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


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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Electrifying opera at its most potent

The final production in the current 2015/16 Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Richard Strauss's Elektra, releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres on 28 May.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago


Donizetti's rousing opera Roberto Devereux

Opera lovers can indulge in Sir David McVicar's sumptuous production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux in the Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York at Nouveau cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 May 2016


Passionate Madama Butterfly

Puccini's passion will enrich your soul with the Met Opera's Madama Butterfly.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Apr 2016


Jungle Book will steal your heart!

The Jungle Book returns to the big screen in magical, larger-than-live, live-action epic adventure that showcases the art of animation, storytelling and filmmaking, blending live-action performances...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Apr 2016


Hilarious Hangmen is the Royal Court Theatre's first collaboration with NT Live

Theatre buffs are in for a real treat with the screening of the Royal Court Theatre production of Martin McDonagh's sensational Hangmen at Cinema Nouveau. It is one of the best plays you will ever see...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Apr 2016


Love rules in the apocalyptic Z for Zachariah

When the world is devastated by a catastrophic nuclear event in the rousing independent Australian film Z for Zachariah, a solitary young woman (Margot Robbie), thrives on the farm she once shared with her family in a single idyllic valley spared from the radioactive fallout...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Apr 2016


From real life to reel life: Eddie The Eagle

If there's one feel-good film you cannot miss, it's the inspirational story of Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, a loveable underdog with a never-say-die attitude...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Apr 2016


Take a trip to 10 Cloverfield Lane

Take a nerve-wracking trip down 10 Cloverfield Lane - uncover dark secrets and unravel foreboding fear.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2016


Dangerous Liaisons at Cinema Nouveau

Theatre buffs are in for a royal treat with the screening of Christopher Hampton's deliciously wicked Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Cinema Nouveau and selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas from 5 March...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Mar 2016


Ultimate fun for all

In its 92-year history, Walt Disney Animation Studios has created a long and storied legacy of talking animal films - from Mickey Mouse's debut short Steamboat Willie to Bambi, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood and The Lion King, and returns to the wild with the feature film Zootropolis, which marks Disney Animation Studios' 55th animated feature.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Mar 2016


Die Ontwaking awakens South African filmmaking

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Die Ontwaking producer, writer and director Johnny Breedt.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Feb 2016


The Boy will scare you to death

Horror gets an awesome makeover with The Boy, a truly terrifying and suspense-filled ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat - and leaping out of it a few times.

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Feb 2016


Happiness is a Four-Letter Word - Q&A with Bongiwe Selane

Daniel Dercksen talks to award-winning producer Bongiwe Selane about her new film Happiness is a Four -Letter Word...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2016


Turandot: a spectacular production

Opera lovers are in for a real treat with the Met: Live in HD sumptuous staging of Puccini's opera Turandot, which is screened from 20 February at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor theatres, for limited screenings.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Feb 2016


Michael Bay takes us into the heart of conflict

The heated fury of fictional reality explodes dramatically in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Michael Bay's profound exploration of warfare that is a brutal and hard-core assault on the senses.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Feb 2016


Follow the granny for A Perfect Day

Everyone seeks a day that is perfect and, as the delightful A Perfect Day reveals, you will only know what a true perfect day is once it has happened, and then its reward turns out to be a gratifying surprise.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2016


Interview with Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with superstars of the local film and TV industry, Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts, who charmed film-goers with Pad Na Jou Hart, sizzle in their latest charmer Vir Altyd (Forever)...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Feb 2016


Live opera at Cinema Nouveau

You cannot miss the live performance of the Metropolitan Opera's Les PĂȘcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) at Cinema Nouveau.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Feb 2016


Soulful Santa Gamka strikes a passionate chord at the Baxter

Marlo Minnaar's powerful one-hander Santa Gamka perfectly captures the heated passion of a young coloured man from the Karoo who sells his body and soul to survive.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2016


Love and heroism rule in The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours is an exquisitely well-made film about love and heroism, based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the US Coast Guard, filled with nostalgia and adventure that immerses you emotionally and physically.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Feb 2016

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