South Africa Events Calendar

June 20, 2011  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Bringing you the latest goings on in South Africa this winter season.

Cape Town

JULY

Danscape 2011

This annual showcase of dance allows the young up and coming Jazzart dancers and choreographers the chance to perform in a professional environment. A number of young artists and companies who have never before featured on this platform will perform. Artscape Theatre.

7 to 10 July 2011

Kylie Minogue Aphrodite-Les Folies

Aphrodite was released in July 2010 and became Kylie`s fifth #1 album in the UK, hitting the top spot a full 22 years to the week since her debut album Kylie entered the chart. Grand Arena / Grand West

13 and 14 July 2011

The Nutcracker – Ballet

Imperial Russian Ballet – The Nutcracker: Following their 2009 sell-out season of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to South Africa to perform The Nutcracker. They are joined by South African children from ballet schools. Artscape Theatre

14 to 16 July 2011

Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble

Is an eclectic mix of indigenous to mainstream South African contemporary music and jazz, accompanied by brass instruments, keyboard, Imbira, traditional instruments and dancers. It is narrated through storytelling, which tells the tale of how indigenous instruments were introduced in our communities. Artscape Theatre.

28 to 30 July 2011

AUGUST

James Blunt – Some Kind of Trouble Tour

This 5-time Grammy award nominee has many hits which include You’re Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover and 1973. Blunt has been compared to the likes of Damien Rice and David Grey. He has sold over 15 million albums world-wide. Grand Arena at Grand West Casino.

30 August 2011

Swan Lake Ballet

The greatest of all classical ballets ever choreographed, this masterpiece embodies mystery and romance portrayed in sublime, ethereal movement. Tchaikovsky’s score transports the viewer and inspires the dancers in their portrayal of this tale of love’s triumph over evil. Artscape Opera House.

19 to 26 August 2011

Cape Town Fashion Week,

Africa’s largest gathering of fashion talent, has grown into one of the premiere “new world” fashion weeks providing an international platform for designers from across sub-Saharan Africa. The thirteen collections will showcase emerging designers along with industry heavyweights. Cape Town International Convention Centre.

11 to 14 August 2011

Johannesburg

JULY

Parlotones Dragonflies and Astronauts

This rock theatre production is complete with storyline, sets and characters revolving around the greatest hits of The Parlotones. On the 16th of July the show will be broadcast live from The Teatro at Montecasino in 3D. The transmission – a world first – will be beamed via satellite to 3D outlets around the globe. Teatro at Montecasino.

13 to 17 July 2011

The International Ballet Gala

Showcases a galaxy of ballet stars, in showpieces from legendary ballets such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Glittering performances by international ballet stars. Teatro at Montecasino.

7 to 10 July 2011

Trio Fibonnaci

Relax with JMS and enjoy the world’s musical masterpieces, brought to you by exciting international and local artists of the highest caliber. Linder Auditorium.

30 July 2011

Mediatech Africa

Mediatech Africa showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast, sound and audio, lighting and staging, animation, communication and related fields. Coca Cola Dome – Randburg

20 to 22 July 2011

National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire

Local and international exhibitors showcase their collections. There will be a wide range of furniture from the Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau collections. There will be jewellery, glassware, porcelain as well as prints, maps, coins, military memorabilia and books on display. Sandton Convention Centre.

22 to 24 July 2011

AUGUST

James Blunt – Some Kind of Trouble Tour

This 5-time Grammy award nominee has many hits which include You’re Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover and 1973. Blunt has been compared to the likes of Damien Rice and David Grey. He has sold over 15 million albums world-wide. Coca Cola Dome.

26 August 2011

Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles

Direct from Broadway; listed as number 17 in Pollstar’s top world tours this adoring Beatles tribute band will take you back to a time when all you needed was love and a little help from your friends. Teatro at Montecasino.

23 August to 11 September

Johan Botha Gala Concert

For a one-night-only gala performance, Johan Botha returns to Gauteng where he studied and made his stage debut (as Max in Weber’s Der Freischutz in Roodepoort in 1989). Conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing and including glorious Romantic repertoire by Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo and Lehar, this concert is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s foremost singers live on stage. Teatro at Montecasino.

20 August 2011

Old Mutal Jazz at the Theatre

A monthly jazz experience, happening at Nelson Mandela Square’s Old Mutual Theatre, it brings Jazz lovers the very best of SA Jazz talent in an intimate Theatre setting.

7 August 2011

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2011 The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has a fantastic line up of top international and local artists. This year international aritists hail from America, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands and will be joined by top performers from South Africa and the African Diaspora. Newtown.

25 to 27 August 2011

Photos courtesy Gretchen Healey

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