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POP-UP TALES. School hol­i­days are al­most upon us and there is heaps on. Thandi Buchan, a vet­eran of im­pro­vised the­atre, has de­vised and di­rects this piece of im­prov the­atre for chil­dren. Mu­sic is by Jaco Griessel. It is on at the Galloway The­atre from De­cem­ber 11-16 at 11.30 and 2pm (no shows on Sun­days). Tick­ets are R80 at www.wa­ter­frontthe­atreschool.co.za or call Sharon on 082 772 8867. MAG­NET EARLY YEARS THE­ATRE FES­TI­VAL. This in­no­va­tive new fes­ti­val runs from De­cem­ber 2-12 at the Mag­net The­atre in Ob­ser­va­tory. The pro­gramme fea­tures Scoop: Kitchen Play, a show for par­ents and ba­bies up to a year old. The­atre for ba­bies is a first for a South African pro­duc­tion and was in­spired by the res­i­dency ear­lier this year at Mag­net of Re­play The­atre, an Ir­ish com­pany. In ad­di­tion to the show for ba­bies, there are two shows for chil­dren up to the age of seven. Book at www.webtick­ets.co.za CHINA TO AFRICA. On Mon­day, the Jin Xing Dance The­atre, a con­tem­po­rary dance com­pany based in Shang­hai, per­forms at Artscape at 7.30pm. The com­pany has adapted Western dance styles within a con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese frame­work. Tick­ets are R100-R500 at Com­puticket. – Robyn Cohen

co­henry@ne­tac­tive.co.za Twit­ter: @TheCapeRobyn

HAR­MONY: China to Africa, the Jin Xing Dance The­atre com­pany based in Shang­hai, is at Artscape.

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