Joburg Ballet Waltzes to Montecasino

Joburg Ballet announced its first major season at The Teatro at Montecasino, which saw the company’s production of Cinderella waltzing across the stage from 14 – 23 December. ETECH spoke to Joburg Ballet’s artistic director Iain MacDonald and Vanessa of Vanessa Nicolau Theatre and Events, the contractor that provides Joburg Ballet with all of its technical services, about this ambitious undertaking.

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(Black) Friday 23 November 2018 – China blog Part 4

Our resident technician, Jeff Thomson, shared more with us while on his travels

It feels like I haven’t updated this in years, meanwhile it has only been 3 weeks or so. I’m learning that in the craziness of a tour like this (weekly ins and outs), the blurred memories soon become transparent and sometimes I find myself wondering if certain things actually took place in reality or just in my head. Was I actually in New Zealand 3 months ago? Who knows lol…

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A slice of tech life – touring in China

We are on tour in China, for the International show “Chicago”

Our resident Splitbeam technician, Jeff Thomson, shared this with us whilst on his travels.

Saturday 20 October 2018

“I’m in Nanjing today. It’s my day off, finally. I’m currently on tour with the international tour of Chicago 2018/19 as sound number two. My roles on this production are mainly system tech and deputy operator.

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“Tons” happening at Splitbeam

Working in a rental company out of old warehouses located in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg is just part of life for the Gearhouse Group. Over the years the area has become increasingly derelict and for a group of creatives, it can be a little disheartening to see the dirty streets and neglect of the area that the Group has inhabited for at least the past two decades. 

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One small step toward positive change

Working in a rental company out of old warehouses located in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg is just part of life for the Gearhouse Group. Over the years the area has become increasingly derelict and for a group of creatives, it can be a little disheartening to see the dirty streets and neglect of the area that the Group has inhabited for at least the past two decades. 

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