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Chiffonnade

Chiffonnade

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 – fabrics you can touch, crumple up, […]

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Steinway Piano

Fineway with a Steinway

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 […]

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Classical Casts In The Uj Collection

Recast | Recontextualising the Classical Casts in the UJ Collection

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. As uncomfortable reminders of an era when culture was didactic, […]

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Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition

South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition

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 […]

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Kevin Fraser Live

Kevin Fraser Live: Club Can’t Handle Me

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 […]

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Out The Box Comedy

Out The Box Comedy

Out the Box Comedy offers UJ students, staff and the public an opportunity to catch some of the biggest names in SA comedy. #UJOutTheBox is a monthly stand up comedy gig hosted at the Con Cowan Theatre… Hosted in very proud partnership with our friends at Goliath&Goliath  and POPArt – Out the Box gives you the chance to catch […]

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Dance Umbrella 2018

Dance Umbrella 2018

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. Funded by the National Lotteries Commission, the internationally renowned annual festival will present 18 programmes of new contemporary dance works from both local […]

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Technical Stagecraft Academy

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. Interview Information Date: 12th – 16th February 2018 APK Venue: Arts Centre Theatre

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Uj Arts Academy Auditions

UJ Arts Academy Auditions

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. Audition Information Date: 12th – 16th February 2018 APK Venue: Arts Centre Theatre Arts Academy Dates Classes & Rehearsals 1st […]

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Sanlam Portrait Award 2017

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. The winning portrait “Genna and Felix” a double portrait in oil […]

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Uj Choir Auditions

UJ Choir Auditions

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 […]

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Throwing Stones: Paradoxical Freedoms

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. OPENING: : 17 January 2018  : : 18:30 for 19:00 GUEST SPEAKER: : Gordon Froud, senior lecturer in […]

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Nontraker

‘nOtenkraker

‘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. A wondrous fairytale shared through the universal language of dance translates beautifully as excellent technique & […]

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Taking Flight

Taking Flight

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! Human beans, come to the theatre and allow your imagination to take flight! Soar through the stories of Roald Dahl’s childhood and follow him as a […]

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FADA End of Year Exhibition

FADA End of Year Exhibition The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is committed to the notion that art, design and architecture can change the world.  With a dynamic focus on creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, we challenge our students in all the eight disciplines in the […]

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Public Art In South Africa Bronze Warriors And Plastic Presidents

LAUNCH: Public Art In South Africa: Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents

How does South Africa deal with its public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid? How does South Africa deal with its public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid? How do new monuments address fraught histories and commemorate heroes of the struggle? Across South Africa, statues commemorating figures such as Cecil Rhodes [...] Read more »
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Remembering Lilian Ngoyi and Helen Joseph: The Value of the Female Gaze

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. Miller considers how women’s friendships with each other, and the ways in which those relationships are represented, teach us the value of feminine forms of heroism that […]

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Izimbongi Poetry Festival

Izimbongi Poetry Festival

The Izimbongi Poetry Festival is a student showcase of poetry in its myriad forms and expressions. The 2017 Izimbongi Poetry festival will take place on 11 November at UJ’s Con Cowan Theatre, (Bunting Road). The festival is a platform for young poets from The University of Johannesburg to showcase work created throughout the year. This […]

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Out The Box Stand Up Comedy

Out the Box Comedy : FINAL SHOW for 2017

20 in 5: 20 comics 5min each RAPID FIRE COMEDY Line Up Includes: Tats Nkonzo Shanray van Way Kate Pinchuk Kraai du Toit Mbu Many Laughs Napsta Loyiso Madinga Prins Mojak Lehoko Tsitsi Chiumya Gilli Apter Emilio Tobias Glen Biderman-Pam Bongani Dube Suhayl Essa Beach Dopo Matladi Gavin Kelly Nkosinathi Maki Muzi Dlamini

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Christopher Duigan

The Dean’s Concert – A Grand Night for Singing

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. As the grand finale of the year’s programme, this free concert offers Johannesburg audiences a rare opportunity to hear two of South Africa’s rising opera […]

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Test Seating

Lorem purem poeticum frenulum

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Democracy And Delusion

Democracy and Delusion

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. Many common political arguments come pre-packaged in a very old and dusty box – and in this book, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh sets out to dismantle that box. The self-evident truths are […]

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UJ Choir Celebration Concert 2017 – A Journey’s Rise

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. Each year, the University of Johannesburg Choir takes up to write a new chapter’s journey that forms part of the legacy created over […]

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