Sunday, May 8, 2011

rhodes drama dept presents : INNOVATIONS

last night my housemates and i went to innovations. best decision ever. innovations is a production put on by the rhodes university drama students where short skits are all presented. it is a diverse mash up of very different aspects of the theatre experience! so all of us there could get a glimpse of the different types of performance styles without having to understand the technicality of it. regardless of whether you watched because you went to support a friend or because you are a theatre buff - you were entertained.

the hilarious mc's were sandi dlangalala and tyson ngubeni. they definitely kept the crowd awake and alive. i hope to see both these boys in many more theatre productions. there were 11 performances, all of which were amazing! 'working couples' a dance piece exploring the sexual and romantic tension between lovers, choreographed by jethro thomas and starring jethro and hannah minnie was very intense. i got mia micheals (of so you think you can dance) vibes from it. my absolute favorite was 'takie' performed by kelsey stewart and megan wright. it was a mimed piece that displayed two very fascinating personalities in a life of poverty and deprival. it was amazing! pure perfection to me, very very well done.

there were musical acts, with sphamandla dlakwe and matthew de klerk performing their unique interpretation of owl city's fireflies. vuyo kumalo gave a stellar performance of 'stars' from the musical les miseribles. ndumiso ndlovu paid a tribute to john legend performing 'everybody knows' getting the crowd involved. frans mathubi, a jazz lounge/indie cafe band is definitely one to look out for and i'm hoping to do a profile on them soon. four very beautiful ladies performed a high-energy hip-hop/burlesque dance piece which worked out beautifully!

grahamstowm has a lot of talent and i will through this blog, showcase some of the diversity and all round coolness that g-town has in it! so i promise to do more profiles on musicians, artists, dj's, photographers, and people in grahamstown. this will hopefully be an informative blog, that lets everyone know more about what is happening in this town of ours!

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