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African Gothic

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July 19, 2017 to July 25, 2017
Drama
Directed by Alby Michaels • Starring Liezl de Kok, Zak Hendricks, Mpho Osei-Tutu and Thembi Mtsali-Jones
90mins
After a year-long interdisciplinary process, UJ Arts & Culture (a division of FADA) presents the development run of Reza de Wet’s iconic African Gothic (translation of Diepe Grond).The staging of the play is the culmination of a process that has seen more than 300 students and lecturers from different departments in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) becoming
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Womb of Fire

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Sept. 27, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2017
Physical Theatre
Presented by The National Arts Festival, in association with the Mothertoungue Project and UJ Arts & Culture • Written and Performed by Rehane Abrahams • Directed by Sara Matchett • Designed by Craig Leo
60mins
Womb of Fire is the starting point for an examination of the performing female body as the site of disruption where the body itself challenges the borders and boundaries of the body politic.The play uses a non-Western mythical frame. Personal, historical and political intersections flesh out and localise the myth of Draupadi from the Mahabharata, expanding the moment featuring Queen
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IN/BETWEEN

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Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 6, 2017
Contemporary Classical
The music of Franco Prinsloo & Pieter Bezuidenhout
60mins
Ho from Hong Kong, collaborates with South African composers, Franco Prinsloo and Pieter Bezuidenhout, to bring a unique contemporary classic experience to South Africa in 2017.IN/BETWEEN is a series of loosely connected song cycles exploring love, loneliness and freedom. An international collaboration between artists from different parts of the world. This semi-staged production features Cantonese, Afrikaans, French and English poetry
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Johannesburg Brass

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Oct. 16, 2017 to Oct. 16, 2017
Cross-genre
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture • With Phillip Cox (trumpet), Alex Urban (trumpet), Chris Bishop (horn), Justin Sasman (trombone) and Danél Mecloen (tuba)
75mins
Johannesburg Brass is a collection of principal brass performers from Gauteng’s different orchestras. Their programmes are formulated to educate, entertain and inform, and are suitable for all ages of audience and fans of a diverse cross section of genres. The members are on the constant lookout for new music written by young and established South African composers, both to continue
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Shifting Conversations

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Oct. 18, 2017 to Nov. 22, 2017
Visual Art
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture and MTN SA Foundation Curated by Johan Myburg & Melissa Goba
65mins
The UJ Art Gallery will host an exhibition entitled SHIFTING CONVERSATIONS, in collaboration with the MTN SA Foundation, from 18 October to 22 November 2017.   
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Out the Box Stand-Up Comedy

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Oct. 18, 2017 to Oct. 18, 2017
Stand-Up
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture • in association with POPArt and Goliath & Goliath
120mins
The Box Comedy has been running for 4 years at POPArt theatre in Maboneng and has expanded in collaboration with UJ Arts & Culture to a monthly comedy event on the UJ APB Campus. 
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Dear Mr Government, Please May I Have a Meeting with You Even Though I’m Six Years Old?

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Oct. 25, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017
Family
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture, supported by Hillbrow Theatre • Created by Cherae Halley, Jessica Lejowa and Bongile Gorata Lecoge-Zulu • Directed by Jessica Lejow
60mins
This is a tender retelling of what children are saying about their governments. 
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UJ Choir Celebration Concert 2017 - A Journey’s Rise

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Oct. 27, 2017 to Oct. 27, 2017
Choral Music
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture
65mins
Each year, the University of Johannesburg Choir takes up to write a new chapter’s journey that forms part of the legacy created over the many years of existence of the UJ Choir. 
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Democracy and Delusion

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Nov. 1, 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017
Book Launch
Division for Internationationalisation
120mins
A fresh, different perspective on South African politics. In this incisive, informed book we find challenges to commonly held opinions and new solutions to old problems.
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Test Seating

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Nov. 3, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2019
Test
Curious breakers of anything with moving parts
3mins
Lorem purem poeticum frenulum
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The Dean's Concert - A Grand Night for Singing

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Nov. 4, 2017 to Nov. 4, 2017
Classical Music
Presented by UJ Arts & Culture for the Dean's Bursary Fund
120mins
Rounding off 2017’s Classical Music programme, UJ Arts & Culture is proud to present the Dean’s Concert 2017, entitled A Grand Night for Singing in support of the Dean's Bursary Fund.
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Out the Box Comedy : FINAL SHOW for 2017

Theatre
Nov. 10, 2017 to Nov. 10, 2017
Stand Up Comedy
UJ Arts & Culture• PopArt • Goliath and Goliath
180mins
20 in 5: 20 comics 5min eachRAPID FIRE COMEDY
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Izimbongi Poetry Festival

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Nov. 11, 2017 to Nov. 11, 2017
Poetry
UJ Arts & Culture
180mins
The Izimbongi Poetry Festival is a student showcase of poetry in its myriad forms and expressions.
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Remembering Lilian Ngoyi and Helen Joseph: The Value of the Female Gaze

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Nov. 13, 2017 to Nov. 13, 2017
Seminar
Kim Miller
90mins
In this seminar, Kim Miller looks at two prominent anti-apartheid resistance leaders- Lilian Ngoyi and Helen Joseph- and the imagery that represents them as political subjects and friends. 
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LAUNCH: Public Art In South Africa: Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents

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Nov. 16, 2017 to Nov. 16, 2017
Book Launch
Edited By Kim Miller and Brenda Schmahmann
120mins
How does South Africa deal with its public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid?
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FADA End of Year Exhibition

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Nov. 30, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017
Exhibition Opening
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
200mins
FADA End of Year Exhibition  
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Taking Flight

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4.50 (2)
Dec. 5, 2017 to Dec. 10, 2017
Family
Featuring Frances Slabolepszy; Jaques de Silva, Katlego Letsholonyana, Ryan Dittmann and Tebogo Machaba • Presented by ZikkaZimba Productions and UJ Arts & Culture
50mins
Taking Flight pays tribute to Roald Dahl’s early childhood stories and is set to take audiences on an exciting and magical journey. Soar through Dahl’s dreamy and grotesque imagination with us!
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'nOtenkraker

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4.50 (2)
Dec. 8, 2017 to Dec. 10, 2017
Dance
Art of Motion
120mins
'nOtenkraker by Sisters Harris' brings to life Drosselmeyer & Clara's magical world of dancing puppets & battling toy soldiers, Chinese tea & Arabian coffee, swirling snowflakes and flamboyant flowers, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Nutcracker Prince. 
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Test Show

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Dec. 31, 2017 to Aug. 10, 2022
Dance
Nicholas Spagnoletti
120mins
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Throwing Stones: Paradoxical Freedoms

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3.96 (13)
Jan. 17, 2018 to Jan. 24, 2018
Visual Art
UJ Arts & Culture
60mins
An exploration of freedoms through synaesthesia, this Master’s degree exhibition includes reference to seven ‘freedom fighters’ and their supposed ‘anti-freedom’ counterparts, represented as silkscreened figures on Fabriano paper, with their freedom speeches hand cut from the paper.
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UJ Choir Auditions

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4.21 (7)
Jan. 29, 2018 to Feb. 9, 2018
Auditions
UJ Arts & Culture
10mins
One of the best choirs in South Africa, the UJ Choir does more than thirty performances in Johannesburg and across the country. The 2018 repertoire will be bursting with the colours of Africa and making an impression in the folklore Section at World Choir Games. UJ Choir is known for their soulful renditions of Western music from all over the
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Sanlam Portrait Award 2017

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4.75 (14)
Feb. 7, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Exhibition
UJ Arts & Culture and Sanalm
60mins
The University of Johannesburg Art Gallery will be hosting the Sanlam Portrait Award 2017 Top 40 exhibition from 7 February to 7 March 2018. The biannual competition, now in its third iteration, showcases some of the best portraiture in two dimensions in South Africa.
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UJ Arts Academy Auditions

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3.25 (4)
Feb. 12, 2018 to Feb. 16, 2018
Auditions
UJ Arts & Culture
10mins
Auditions for the UJ Arts Academy and UJ productions take place at the same time. Students may be selected for either a production, or acting classes – not both. Classes and rehearsals are presented weekly.
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Technical Stagecraft Academy

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Feb. 12, 2018 to Feb. 16, 2018
Interviews
UJ Arts & Culture
15mins
Providing students with an opportunity to learn about the technical elements of stagecraft, paying special attention to the techniques of lighting and sound. Members of this team will gain practical experience through overseeing the technical aspects of all student productions.
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Dance Umbrella 2018

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March 6, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Dance
Dance Forum
70mins
Celebrating its 30th anniversary Dance Umbrella 2018, the premier platform of South African contemporary choreography and dance will run, at various theatres and venues in Johannesburg, from March 6 - 18, 2018.
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Out The Box Comedy

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4.12 (20)
March 7, 2018 to Sept. 19, 2018
Stand Up Comedy
UJ Arts & Culture in association with POPArt and Goliath&Goliath
120mins
Out the Box Comedy offers UJ students, staff and the public an opportunity to catch some of the biggest names in SA comedy.
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Kevin Fraser Live: Club Can’t Handle Me

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4.42 (26)
March 9, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Comedy
Cream Kulture
90mins
Kevin will be topping up his champagne flute and lifting the veil off a pompous, narcissistic modern lifestyle. He enters a world of protein shakes and Instagram feeds – it’s Lights! Camera! ACTIVEWEAR! As he strives for a bigger chest and a smaller data bill, this comedian continues his round-the-world trot to provide fans with the ultimate gym & tonic
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South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition

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5.00 (2)
March 15, 2018 to March 30, 2018
Jewellery Exhibition
FADA Gallery
60mins
CREATIVE Feel in partnership with FADA Gallery will host the inaugural South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition. The awards exhibition aims to bring together established jewellers, including young and aspiring artists, in the creation of one-of-a-kind expressive or installation pieces. There are no limitations as artists are called upon to visualize and realise their ideas. The winner and runner-up of
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Recast | Recontextualising the Classical Casts in the UJ Collection

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4.30 (5)
March 20, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Visual Art
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
120mins
Federico Freschi Executive Dean, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg, invites you to the exhibition and seminar of  Recast | Recontextualising the Classical Casts in the University of Johannesburg Collection held at University of Johannesburg FADA Building from 20-28 March 2018.
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Fineway with a Steinway

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4.87 (41)
March 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Classical Music
UJ Arts & Culture
120mins
UJ Arts & Culture is proudly launching its refurbished Steinway Concert Grand Piano, with a one-night only benefit concert, featuring a number of Steinway artists and presented in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos.The Steinway and Sons Model ‘D' Concert Grand Piano at UJ Arts & Culture will take centre stage at the Fineway with a
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Chiffonnade

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March 27, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Dance for Young Audiences
Lulu Mhlangeni in partnership with ASSITEJ and UJ Arts & Culture
30mins
Chiffonnade is a dance performance specifically made for toddlers and young children. The piece is created by established French choreographer Michelle Dhallu of Carré Blanc Cie and has toured extensively in Europe and to acclaimed festivals around the globe receiving glowing reviews.Chiffonnade unfolds with fabrics as its raw materials – fabricsyou can touch, crumple up, feel and fold, fabrics you
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Workshop: Creating Dance for Young Audiences

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March 28, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Workshop
ASSITEJ
120mins
Chiffonade, the dance piece, will be followed by a workshop given by Dhallu in how to create dance for the very early years for professional dancers and theatre makers. 
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PPC Imaginarium Gala Event

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4.41 (72)
April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2019
Visual Art
PCC Pty Ltd
120mins
The PPC Imaginarium Awards is a competition where we reward innovative concepts and prototypes that use PPC concrete in the creative disciplines of architecture, fashion, film, industrial design, jewellery and sculpture. 
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Curatorial Care, Humanising Practices: Past Presences as Present Encounters

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4.30 (5)
April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2018
Conference
Visual Identities in Art and Design and Autograph ABP
3360mins
Autograph ABP (London) and the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD), (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg) are hosting a three-day conference to coincide with the opening of Black Chronicles IV, an exhibition curated by Renée Mussai (Senior Curator and Head of Archive & Research at Autograph ABP) at the FADA Gallery.
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Black Chronicles IV

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3.30 (5)
April 13, 2018 to May 30, 2018
Exhibition
Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD)
60mins
Curated by Renée Mussai (Senior Curator and Head of Archive & Research at Autograph ABP) this exhibition centres on the visual presence of black figures in Victorian Britain. Through the prism of studio photography, the exhibition explores politics of subjectivity, representation and agency, and continues Autograph ABP’s critical mission of annotating the cultural histories of photography by addressing its ‘missing
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UJ CAN YOU?

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May 4, 2018 to May 4, 2018
Competition
UJ Arts & Culture in partnership with UJ Student Affairs
240mins
Presented on all four UJ campuses, this talent competition challenges UJ students to showcase their singing, dancing and poetry slam capabilities. Hundreds of students are whittled down to six finalists per category. The process culminates in a final show-off judged by a panel of independent judges.
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300 Art Ornaments

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4.28 (18)
May 15, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Visual Art
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA)
90mins
300 Art Ornaments is a showcase of selected student pieces, collected by the UJ Jewellery Design and Manufacture Department over the past 5 years. The works for sale include a wide range of award winning silver high-end and contemporary jewellery pieces. The unique designs range from nature-inspired to architectural innovations – an emerging South African brand that covers a broad
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UJ Weekend of Jazz - Opening Performance

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4.48 (32)
May 24, 2018 to May 24, 2018
Music
UJ Arts & Culture
60mins
UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), is proud to announce its inaugural UJ Weekend of Jazz, in celebration of Africa month, which is set to take place from 25–27 May 2018 at the University of Johannesburg.Coinciding with the ‘eve’ of Africa Day, UJ staff and guests will be treated to a
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Test Arts Centre

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May 24, 2018 to June 5, 2018
Testy
Presented by Lady Testalot and her Gang of Testy Testes
2mins
Lorem titsup testy bunkum.
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UJ Weekend of Jazz

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May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Jazz
UJ Arts & Culture
45mins
Line Up:Friday May 25th19:00 :: Sun Xa Experiment20:00  :: Langa Mavuso 21:00 :: Bombshelter BeastSaturday May 26th17:00 :: Mandla Mlangeni18:00 :: Jazz Cats20:00- :: Zoe ModigaSunday May 27th14:00 - 16:00  :: Jazz Jam Picnic with Steve Dyer Quartet, presenting Anglo African  - A dedicated to an appreciation of the form a Jazz jam picnic", and hosted on the UJ Arts
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World Book Celebration

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4.60 (5)
May 31, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Book Anniversary
Ditshego Media
390mins
Join Authors, Business Leaders, Thought Leaders and Celebrities for the 6th annual World Book Celebration taking place on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at the University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus Arts Centre Theatre from 9:30am. Entrance is free. 
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UJ Choir & Akustica in Concert

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4.64 (14)
June 8, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Music
UJ Arts & Culture
90mins
In preparation for the 2018 10th World Choir Games, the AKUSTIKA Chamber Singers joins the acclaimed University of Johannesburg  (UJ) Choir in a one night only concert that is sure to gear up the two choirs for a magical musical season.
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The Story of Alice by Sisters Harris

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3.00 (2)
June 29, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Dance
Art of Motion
120mins
The Story of Alice by Sisters Harris brings to life Alice & her mystical friends, the bustling White Rabbit, the batty Mad Hattress, the bumbling March Hare and the Bonny Dormouse, all battling to keep their heads as the blundering King of Hearts calls for them.
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Hildegard Lernt Fliegen

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4.93 (23)
July 4, 2018 to July 4, 2018
Jazz
Pro Helvetia in partnership with UJ Arts & Culture
165mins
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen (Hildegard Learns to Fly) is a Swiss formation of avant-garde jazz, headlined by singer Andreas Schaerer. In 2014, the band received the BMW Welt Jazz Award, and subsequently toured toured Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Luxembourg, China, Italy, Finland, UK and France.
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Choir Boy

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July 4, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Drama
UJ Arts & Culture
90mins
Choir Boy tells the story of a young man who wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? 
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If I Loved You

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July 4, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Music
Christopher Duigan Music Revival & UJ Arts & Culture (division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture FADA) present
60mins
If I Loved You brings together beautiful melodies from the world of popular song, classic musicals and the world’s concert stages.Included are selections from Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Camelot and Carousel, songs in Spanish including the show-stopper, Granada, inspirational moments and celebrated classical art-song by Faure, Tchaikovsky and others. Federico Freschi and Christopher Duigan are joined by visiting saxophonist from
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Indigo

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July 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Music
Christopher Duigan Music Revival & UJ Arts & Culture (division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture FADA) present
60mins
Since his first visit to South Africa in October 2012, David Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recorded albums with Christopher Duigan. The Barcelona-based musician has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles. His innovative compositions, which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant-garde performing techniques, are performed by saxophonists
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JungFrau

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4.54 (12)
July 11, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Performance
Jade Bowers Design & Management in association with UJ Arts & Culture commissioned by Theaterformen
60mins
Based on the Caine prize-winning short story from Mary Watson's collection called Moss, this is a performance work about families and the secrets that they hide. Set in Redhill, Cape Town, before the forced removals, we take a look behind ‘closed doors’ and uncover a one family’s secrets. All of the characters strive to live by their own unique versions
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