The most influential woman in arts and culture in South Africa shares what she’s learnt about resilience, humanity and, above all, about the power of her voice and the music in her soul.
Published in Val de Vie Magazine
Published in Financial Mail 20 July 2017
My father was still a bachelor and one of an estimated 120,000 South Africans who saw the production of King Kong that opened at Wits University’s Great Hall in Johannesburg in 1959, then toured to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth for a total of eight months. It moved to London’s West End in 1961 for 200 performances. Read More “King Kong: a remarkable history of SA’s most famous stage play”
“…If I can see it, then I can do it/ If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it…” The words of R. Kelly’s beautiful hit song, I Believe I Can Fly, make me reflect on the meaning and transformation Alfred Hinkel and John Linden have brought to so many young dancers’ lives over the years. Read More “I Believe I Can Fly”
The Firebird. Director Janni Younge, choreographer Jay Pather, repetiteur Fiona du Plooy. Music by Igor Stravinsky. Presented by Janni Younge Productions, IMG Artist International and commissioning partners. By DEBBIE HATHWAY Read More “Mixed reactions to ambitious production of The Firebird”