Nataniël, talented South African musician and performer, will entertain fans as he celebrates three decades on stage in his latest show spectacular,
30 years 90 Minutes, which runs until September 24 at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace.
The production includes highlights of some of Nataniël’s favourite moments and on-stage performances spanning 30 years, along with a variety of new songs and stories performed in both English and Afrikaans.
Nataniël is joined on stage by fellow performers Charl du Plessis (piano), Juan Oosthuizen (guitar), Werner Spies (bass), Hugo Radyn (drums) as well as Dihan Slabbert and Nicolaas Swart (vocals). Tickets for the performance are priced from R160 a person and can be purchased via the Emperors Palace box office by calling 011 928 1297/1213, or going to www.emperorspalace.com or www. computicket.com. The show will start at 8pm on Thursdays to Saturdays and at 3pm on Sundays. No children under the age of 15.
Splash! circus returns to The Globe at the Silverstar Casino with performances continuing until Sunday, September 17. Originating in Russia, the water circus is a concept that has become popular over the last 19 years.
The show combines all the elements of circus that families have loved for generations, however, with a modern twist. The first half of the show is presented in a circus-ring environment with traditional acts.
Enhancing the traditional setting and ambience are video projections and lasers, which give the traditional circus a magic twist.
Among other acts, included in the first part of the show, are also the enjoyable and entertaining antics of a sixth-generation clown from Mexico, Mingo.
The clown has a lively and interactive rapport with family audiences and his acts involve lots of participation and engagement that, especially the children, simply love. Duo Polonsky, the identical twins from Ukraine who present their hand balance and strength act that has been seen all over the world and has been presented on the stage of Cirque du Soleil, never cease to fascinate and amaze their audiences. The second act of the show unveils a 10-metre pool of water, having transformed the stage during interval, with fountains where the artists perform around a setting that offers a distinctive twist to the regular circus setting as we know it.
The aerial acts performed above the water and at times surrounded by falling rain, are enhanced by the dazzling laser display and video projections. The Splash! circus performances are on Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 11am, 3pm and 7pm, Sundays at 11am and 3pm.
Ticket prices for the spectacular range from R100 to R375 and bookings are via Computicket at www.computicket.com or by calling 0861 915 8000.
No children under the age of two are permitted to attend the show.
Lionel Smit, in collaboration with Everard Read presents his solo exhibition, State, at the Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank. This new body of work explores the idea of the different emotional states we find ourselves in and how surroundings influence that state of mind. Through adding video works, Smit has created an environment where he has influenced the exhibition space, allowing him to direct the viewer’s state. Various works explore the female figure as a portrait, with the continuation of his ideas on the construction of identity with layers of paint and silkscreen fabricating the fragmentation of the subject. Entry to the exhibition is free. It runs from Monday to Friday at 9am to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
One of the spellbinding acts to be seen at Splash! Circus.