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Daniel Dercksen

Daniel Dercksen

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

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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 on Biz Community.com.
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The top-15 films of 2014
The top-15 films of 2014

Spending your life in the dark can be wonderful! Of the more than 250 films released commercially on the South African circuit annually, the stories that we take home with us and touch on our lives are the ones that are always good to share with other like-minded cinephiles

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Dec 2014 10:00

Stunning Bar None seduces the senses
Stunning Bar None seduces the senses

Everyone is more than welcome at Bar None, an enchanting musical romance that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart at the fabulous New Kalk Bay Theatre.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2014 10:06

Passionate action-packed John Wick
Passionate action-packed John Wick

Action gets a stylish makeover with John Wick, a bloody tale of revenge and redemption with Keanu Reeves flexing his muscle as a retired hit man who is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Dec 2014 09:37

Love is Strange will live in your heart
Love is Strange will live in your heart

If there's one soulful film that changes the face of love, it's the not-to-be-missed heartfelt independent Love is Strange.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Dec 2014 10:00

MCQP comes of age
MCQP comes of age

Kings, queens, skippers, seamen and even pirates are welcome to plunder this year's Mother City Queer Project (MCQP), which celebrates its 21st edition with a Royal Navy theme, the costume party will take place on Saturday, 20 December, 2014, at the Cape Town City Hall and Grand Parade.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Dec 2014 11:47

Explore Rembrandt's masterpieces on the big screen
Explore Rembrandt's masterpieces on the big screen

Meet the man behind the masterpieces in the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, Rembrandt: The Late Works from the National Gallery, London and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum at Cinema Nouveau cinemas for four exclusive screenings from 13 December.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Dec 2014 10:08

Ultimate awe at its most spectacular
Ultimate awe at its most spectacular

The overwhelming spectacle and ultimate awe of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will most definitely blow your mind and gets my vote as the top film of 2014.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Dec 2014 10:19

Unity is Pride
Unity is Pride

Pride is a film that will most definitely change your life and how you see the world. It follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Dec 2014 11:21

Totally madcap penguins!
Totally madcap penguins!

Get ready for fun with a capital F! The Penguins of Madagascar are here and it's laugh-out-loud entertainment from start to finish.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Dec 2014 11:25

Mesmerising Of Mice and Men: live theatre at its best
Mesmerising Of Mice and Men: live theatre at its best

"It felt like being in a theatre," is what a colleague mentioned after watching a preview of the sensational Broadway staging of Of Mice and Men at Cinema Nouveau, as part of the NT Live screenings that is screened nationwide from 6 December.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Dec 2014 11:40

Bizet's Carmen wows opera lovers on the big screen
Bizet's Carmen wows opera lovers on the big screen

Richard Eyre's mesmerising production of Bizet's steamy melodrama Carmen is wowing opera lovers at Cinema Nouveau as the third production in the new season of The Met: Live in HD.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Dec 2014 12:04

Q&A with Spud 3 director John Barker
Q&A with Spud 3 director John Barker

When I first met John Barker 15 years ago when he attended my workshop for screenwriters and filmmakers, he was cocky, self-assured and really wanted to be a filmmaker.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Nov 2014 11:59

Henk Pretorius chats Leading Lady
Henk Pretorius chats Leading Lady

When I first met Henk Pretorius he was a high school student attending my very first workshop for screenwriters and filmmakers in Pretoria in 1998. Now he really is on top of the world, living his dream.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Nov 2014 11:01

Utterly charming Leading Lady
Utterly charming Leading Lady

Leading Lady leads the way for the future of South African filmmaking, with writer-director Henk Pretorius delivering a romance that is heartfelt and entertaining.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Nov 2014 10:45

Cock & Bull Story packs all the right punches
Cock & Bull Story packs all the right punches

Macho bravura and male bonding clash head-on in the provocative Cock & Bull Story, which enjoys its second round at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre on 2, 3 and 4 December at 9pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Nov 2014 10:17

Figaro's 458th marriage at the Met
Figaro's 458th marriage at the Met

If there's one wedding you can't miss, its Figaro's in Mozart's sumptuous and enormously popular opera The Marriage of Figaro, which gets a Spanish makeover for The Met: Live in HD screening at Cinema Nouveau theatres from 22 November.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Nov 2014 10:42

Indulge in art on the big screen
Indulge in art on the big screen

Art lovers can enjoy a front row seat to some of the world's greatest art exhibitions on the big screen with Exhibition on Screen.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Nov 2014 11:12

Madness erupts at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
Madness erupts at Alexander Upstairs Theatre

It's a mad, mad world at the intimate Alexander Upstairs Theatre with The Open Couple at war, schizophrenia unmasked in Smaarties, and reality and fantasy clashing head-on in Something Outrageous.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Nov 2014 11:35

Dog saves man in The Drop
Dog saves man in The Drop

The discovery of an abandoned and abused puppy leads a lonely bartender out of his constricted world in the outstanding The Drop, a riveting journey through a rarely seen side of working-class Brooklyn.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Nov 2014 10:00

Skylight: Live Theatre at its best on the big screen
Skylight: Live Theatre at its best on the big screen

Experiencing the thrill of a live performance of David Hare's astounding play Skylight in the comfort of a cinema is an ultimate visceral high, where the power of theatre and the art of film superbly unite, magnifying its dramatic intensity 10 times.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Nov 2014 10:16

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