Entries from 'art'

A Dancing King

Last weekend we saw “Kgosi Kgolo”, a new performance by Mophato Dance Theatre, who are something like the local dance superstars. It was a really great performance, mixing African and contemporary dance elements with traditional music and songs. The choreography and the show was beautiful, giving an idea of the dance talent Botswana has to…

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a happening of arts

Yesterday I went to the Alliance Francaise, where a friend organised an arts workshop. It involved painters, drummers, a dancing poet and guests, who had gathered in the courtyard to watch “creative mistakes”.  During the workshop, we listened to powerful poetry and watched the artists in the process of making “creative mistakes” on a canvas….

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Opera Setswana

Last night we went to see “Cavalleria Rusticana“, an opera in one act that was translated into Setswana and adapted to a Botswana setting. It was a rather extraordinary experience as I have never heard of a classical opera being performed in Botswana and we were really impressed by the great performance of the singers…

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difficult day

Sometimes days are just not working the way I want and everything is difficult. Friday was such a day and I didn’t like it at all. But then, even difficult days can come to a good end, and the evening turned out to be a lot better than the rest of the day. This art…

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art in the night

I attended the opening of an exhibition at the Thapong Visual Art Centre last Tuesday and it was one of the best events I have been to in quite some time. The centre was packed with people, the art was beautiful and interesting, there were music, drinks and good conversations all in the same place….

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