[Debbie Hathway] Scores of salsa dancers, DJs and instructors are flying in to Cape Town from around the world to attend the first Mzansi Cape Town Salsa Festival.
[Debbie Hathway] "Be strong." Those were the words that echoed around the media office at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Even to the uninitiated it was clear that great physical and mental reserves would be required to do justice to the plethora of artistic endeavours on the programme, but many succumbed to the bitter cold and accompanying seasonal flu virus.
[Debbie Hathway] Dance, Religion and Spirituality is the theme of the UCT School of Dance's seventh international dance conference entitled Confluences, which runs on campus from 11-13 July 2013.
[Debbie Hathway] Part of the joy in doing something you are passionate about is the people you meet along the way. Some interviews feel like conversations with friends when you share common ground. Duane Alexander is one of those.
[Debbie Hathway] The promise of performances by Russian ballet companies on South African stages has long been a box office attraction, much to the chagrin of local dance groups who struggle to fill houses at lower ticket prices.
[Debbie Hathway] After three months as a pole dancing student, you'll know enough to be able to perform a few basic moves competently in front of an audience. If you want to make it on the world pole sport stage, it'll take years of training, practice, discipline and commitment to be a worthy competitor.
[Debbie Hathway] "Stunned". "Bereft". "Perspective". These are some of the reactions to the tragic news of Carolyn Holden's untimely demise that most stand out for me.
[Debbie Hathway] Luxury as a word is now overused, but it's one that holds synergy with Bovim Ballet productions in terms of style, presentation and profitability.
[Debbie Hathway] What I've learned about choreographic dance platforms is to expect the unexpected, where mastery may be juxtaposed with absurdity, artistry with self-indulgence, technical excellence with raw potential. There will always be pieces; artists and choreographers as unforgettable as there are those that are forgettable and Dance Umbrella's special 25-year anniversary season programme was no exception.
[Debbie Hathway] The fifth intake of Jazzart Dance Theatre trainees gave their first performance in Destination ... Lerato at the Artscape Theatre last weekend.
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