7 Aug 2012



Put on your dancing shoes

Don your jester hat and polish up your dancing shoes; comedy and dance seem to be the predominant entertainment options this August!

Mass Hysteria, the comedy show that showcased a host of SA comedic rock stars, has been and gone in Jburg and Cape Town. If you missed these shows no worries, you can tickle your funny bone at the annual Nando's Comedy Festival in either Durban, Jburg, Soweto or Cape Town.

On the dance front, the iKapa Dance Theatre's collaboration with Afropolitan Explosiv; Inhale/Exhale is now playing at the Artscape; Debbie Hathway reviews this challenging but rewarding dance piece. At the Baxter Theatre Queen at the Ballet looks to be an entertaining and stylish production.

Marcello Adams and Justin Williams discuss EP influences and expectations with electro-trash DJ Haezer, who recently signed with Steve Aoki, the American electro house DJ and producer who is set to play South Africa in December. In other dance floor news international DJ's Tritonal and Simon Patterson will be debuting in Cape Town and Joburg this August and September respectively.

Cinema buff Daniel Dercksen reviews three diverse new releases; the action-packed Safe, creepy thriller Chernobyl Diaries and the Disney heart-warmer Brave.

Happy Women's Day for Thursday and for those rocking the Koppi of Oppi, party hard (but safe), we'll catch you there!

Ruth Cooper, production manager (@biz_lounge)

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Strong growth in new vehicle sales in July
[Alexander Parker] Surging entry-level new car sales‚ buoyant demand for taxis and LCVs and car-hungry rental companies are behind a remarkable 18.3% year-on-year increase in new vehicle sales last month‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) says. Read more >>



Who is Safe?
[Daniel Dercksen] If you are an action fan looking for hard core entertainment that is rough and raw, you can safely bet on Safe. What an amazing title! One word that has a myriad meanings in this well-crafted and intricate story filled with intense drama, nail-biting suspense, mystery and laced with a deadly sense of dark humour. Read more >>

True bravery
[Daniel Dercksen] You will feel as mighty as a giant grizzly and stand 10 feet tall after experiencing Brave, an invigourating and skilfully crafted work of art from Disney-Pixar. This is animation at its most awesome and storytelling at its most compelling. Read more >>


The Wrong Kid Died - words with Haezer
[Justin Williams] Haezer is one of those artists whose talent just grows and grows. If you've listened to his music, or have seen him play live you will know that his high-energy, bass-heavy electro thrash leaves lasting memories - his set at Ramfest this year was one of those for me. Read more >>

Steve Aoki to tour SA
American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak records Steve Aoki is to tour SA and will play in Cape Town on 7 December, Joburg on 8 December, and Durban on 9 December, 2012. Read more >>

Tritonal and Simon Patterson play two SA gigs
Music duo Tritonal (US) and Simon Patterson (UK) will appear at The Side Show in Cape Town on Friday, 31 August and at Truth, Johannesburg, on Saturday, 1 September, 2012. Patterson will be making his SA debut. Read more >>


Mass Hysteria: an unprecedented success
[Johann M. Smith] For a long time in South Africa, comedians have had a firm grasp on rock-stardom status. But unlike the rest of the world, a super group line-up has rarely ever existed as in the case of Mass Hysteria, a performance boasting eight of our motherland's finest. What started as an attempt to mock current national leadership became the antidote to the perversity of politics and the complacency of culture, if only for a while. Read more >>

Nando's Comedy Fests coming to Durban, Joburg and Cape Town
The 4th Annual Nando's Durbs Comedy Festival will feature seven of the biggest comedians on one stage from 14 to 19 August at The Playhouse Theatre and the 5th Annual Nando's Jozi Comedy Festival will be held at the Teatro, Montecasino, from 20 to 26 August, 2012 and 3rd to the 9th of September 2012 at the Artscape Theatre. Read more >>


Queen At The Ballet is set to rock
[Eugene Yiga] Music these days is too loud and it all sounds the same. Seriously, there's research to prove it. That's why anyone longing for the classic songs of yesteryear is in for a great time with Queen At The Ballet, starting this week at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Read more >>

It's enough to make you catch your breath
[Debbie Hathway] It's amazing how artists can challenge and inspire each other to create work that, in turn, inspires and challenges their audiences - and be thanked for it. iKapa Dance Theatre's collaboration with Afropolitan Explosiv does just that in their season entitled Inhale/Exhale, on at Artscape's Arena Theatre until 4 August. Read more >>

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