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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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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

Explosive Cock & Bull
Explosive Cock & Bull

The battle is on at the Galloway Theatre with Cock & Bull Story, where two men are forced to confront their masculinity, sexuality, and violent actions in the confines of a locker room in this knockout hit play that is on from November 11 to 15 at 8pm.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Nov 2014 12:42

Glorious live opera on the big screen
Glorious live opera on the big screen

Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad-and-murderous mate of Ċ½eljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth in Adrian Noble's chilling production of Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, launching the Metropolitan Opera's much-anticipated 2014/15 season from 8, 9, 12 and 13 November at Cinema Nouveau.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Nov 2014 10:06

Hooray! Postman Pat: The Movie is here!
Hooray! Postman Pat: The Movie is here!

The world's favourite Postman and his tuxedo feline sidekick Jess make their glorious big screen debut in Postman Pat: The Movie, a hilarious fun-filled animated adventure for the whole family. We need some fun in our lives and this vibrant and colourful animated film will definitely put a smile on your face.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Oct 2014 10:09

Madness takes its toll in Eliza Graves
Madness takes its toll in Eliza Graves

Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see in Eliza Graves, a deliciously wicked journey into the heart of an asylum in the wilderness.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Oct 2014 12:47

Bad days never felt this great
Bad days never felt this great

If there's one bad day that will definitely make your day it's that of 11-year-old Alexander and his wacky family in the delightfully charming film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. This is wholesome entertainment for all families, or anyone who thinks that awful can never be awesome.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Oct 2014 10:53

Fasten your seatbelts for Brick Mansions
Fasten your seatbelts for Brick Mansions

If you multiply action times ten, you get Brick Mansions where a chain of explosive adrenaline-spiking events will keep you on the edge of your seat.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Oct 2014 09:00

Uncover the mystery of A Most Wanted Man
Uncover the mystery of A Most Wanted Man

Humanity and issues of identity clash head on in the not-to-be-missed thriller A Most Wanted Man, with German and US security agencies trying to establish the identity of a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant who turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Oct 2014 12:59

Woody Allen spins Magic in the Moonlight
Woody Allen spins Magic in the Moonlight

The future is unveiled for a dubious debunker of spiritual mediums in Woody Allen's witty and charming Magic in the Moonlight.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Oct 2014 10:16

Masterful Streetcar Named Desire
Masterful Streetcar Named Desire

Filmed live theatre on the big screen has never been more invigorating than with the Young Vic Theatre's bold-and-imaginative staging of Tennessee Williams' beloved A Streetcar Named Desire.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Oct 2014 13:08

Instructions Not Included: a heavenly map to the human heart
Instructions Not Included: a heavenly map to the human heart

The eternal bond between father and daughter has never been more powerful than in the unforgettable Mexican film Instructions Not Included.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Oct 2014 11:27

Snowpiercer: the cinematic ride of a lifetime!
Snowpiercer: the cinematic ride of a lifetime!

Catch a thrilling ride on the action-packed Snowpiercer, a train filled with bustling human lives hurtling through the aftermath of a global apocalypse in one of the most exhilarating films in years!

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Oct 2014 10:37

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