Photographer Chris Saunders presents S’phara Phara, a photo essay that documents the The Real Actions Pantsula Dance Crew from Orange Farm. S’phara Phara is originally derived from the sound that trains make when riding over railway sleepers describing the constant and rhythmic knocking sound over sleepers. This has been adopted to describe the sound of dancers feet when they are dancing Pantsula, an energetic township style particular to South Africa. For more see http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/pantsula_hits_rosebank/62/1/131 Resolution GAllery is located at Unit 4 Chester Court , 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Lower Rosebank ; 20th August to 17 September
SA Fashion Week, SA’s premier designer platform, prepares to launch the Winter 2012 Designer Collections in Johannesburg from 22 – 25 September. The SA Fashion Week Winter 2012 Designer Collections will be staged at the Rosebank Hotel. Tickets are R180 and may be booked directly from www.safashionweek.co.za from 1 September.
The following week the Summer 2011 Designer Pop Up Shop goes live for three days in Sandton City’s Fountain Court from 30 September – 2 October 2011.
Two French urban contemporary dance companies will present solos dealing with the issue of identity and origins: French B-Boy Junior’s Buanattitude will revisit his African roots and Zairian culture in particular, his native country; Cie Stylistik’s Entre Deux (In between) will stage a French-Senegalese performer dealing with his “dual” culture. Sunday 4 September at Joburg Theatre / The Fringe – 18h00