Having gone virtual for the first time in its 46 year lifespan, the (virtual) National Arts Festival presents its sixth day of 11, boasting over 270 shows in newly digitised offering. Viewers are able to access the festival by buying a R600 festival pass for the entire duration of the festival, or buying tickets for select events. Running completely virtual for the first time in the festival's 46 year history, the festival will be presenting work that speaks to these unique times, and will feature the results of many new collaborations, experimental forms and new ways to engage with the arts and audiences.
The crisis has gone through: health crisis, political crisis, economic crisis above all, but crisis has become a permanent state in DRC. From the place they live and dream, each of them tells his/her daily life, difficulties, worries but also survival strategies and hopes.
Shortlisted for the CASA Award for woman-identified playwrights 2018, A Howl in Makhanda is a semi-autobiographical work about two black and two white South African teenagers at an elite all girls boarding school who break the rules and how the disciplinary board deals with each of them differently.
After an absence of 12 years from orchestral playing, Peter Martens has recently returned to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra as their principal cellist. He shares Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites which offer a guide to nearly everything a cello can do.
*All shows are available from the day of their premiere until 16 July 2020.