David Mann: The Rhodes Drama Department’s annual Theatre In Motion event was cancelled tonight due to heavy rains flooding the main theatre and damaging electrical equipment.
According to Theatre Administrator Robert Haxton, the consistent heavy rains throughout the afternoon and early evening caused water to enter the main theatre.
Taking place at Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp, the Synergy Live 2013 festival is just a month away, and some big announcements have been made. Read up on all the info you need here:
After the hugely successful 2012 launch, Synergy Festival 2013 is back in Cape Town from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2013 at Theewaters Sports Club, Theewaterkloof Dam. The confirmation of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Foreign Beggars DJ Set and Everything Everything is sure to kick-start your summer festival schedule.
Nontobeko Gumede: As Rhodents we all enjoy our fair share of partying whether it involves drinking or the simple social gathering but some of us are not as out-going as others. If you have trouble striking up a conversation with other party guests because of a little stage fright then you definitely need some encouragement to help the life flow right out of you making you the focus of the party.
The virtuoso guitarist and singer is due to play Grahamstown’s own Lowlander pub as part of a short Eastern Cape tour to promote his new anthology: Crossing Borders, Driving North.
Ashleigh Erasmus: Many know the novel, and now many also know of it as a theatre production, and I am sure that no one in Thursday’s audience would object to the book being scrapped and the theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time being moved forward. And we have talented Rhodents to thank for that.
The play revolves around the life an adolescent boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, and the hardships that befall him and his family. Directed by Simona Mazza, the play lasts just under one hour and leaves the audience feeling nothing but sadness and awe as the show draws to a close.
Ash Erasmus: After such a long vac, it takes a while to get back into the swing of things at Rhodes. Luckily Taxi Violence is here to give you something to look forward to.
Since their last show here in 2011, the anticipation for Taxi Violence’s return to Grahamstown has been building. And this term, the excitement can be put to good use. The band will be playing at Slipstream on 17 August, providing us with a night of great, head banging entertainment, promoting their new album Soul Shake. In light of this tour to Grahamstown, we caught up with two of the band members for an interview.
The band, which was formed in 1990, will be performing two shows in January 2014; one show in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. The band, which hails from Virginia in the United States, has released six albums, one of which, Sacrament (2006), received a Grammy nominee and sold over 2 million copies.
Buntu Ngcuka: This year, no one in South Africa has experienced as much notoriety as “SA’s hottest twerk team”, the ProTwerkers. The troupe, whose members are Sweet Ass Koki, Twerkalicious T, Twerk It, A$$ Plicit and Luxie Belle (the founder, Queen Twerk, quit last week to focus on opening a spa), skyrocketed to social network superstar status after their debut at Kanye West’s Castle Lite sponsored concert in February.
David Mann: This past Friday, DJ Va-Va played a set at The Monastery with fellow Cape Town DJs Pixel Pop and Half Life.
After a heavy set, Activate caught up with Va-Va to speak about everything from The National Arts Festival and social media to high school nicknames and Electronic Dance Music.