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ImagineMag! has been created and is run by people with a passion for arts and our culture in all forms. Passion on its own however is never enough to sustain any project. What one needs are knowledgeable, hardworking and imaginative people to further develop this wonderful concept. We have the start of that in the shape of Amy Gould, Director of Dance Crew, Principal of the AGBS and owner of the Theatre On-Main, Dr Dawn Gould, owner of FACTS FOUND, a historical research bureau and… all of you who will contribute in many interesting ways. Get talking people, and let us hear from you.


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oct / nov 2011 : edition 12

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In this edition we have wonderful dancing from Mzanzi and the Cuban dancers who will be performing in Joburg and Durban, the South African Theatre Ballet at the Joburg Theatre and Dance Crew at their Theatre On-Main Tokai and in Tulbagh. Read about the town of Tulbagh and if you haven’t visited this historic town put it on your list of places NOT TO MISS.

Interested in plant cultivation and the great outdoors? Our book review on a GUIDE TO GARDEN SUCCULENTS and an article on Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, are a book and a place not to be missed. Also at Kirstenbosch will be the prestigious annual Freedom to Create exhibition and prize event.

I am delighted at the response we have had from the art fraternity. It would appear this is the edition for Art Exhibitions. This ranges from Postcards on the Road, Don Pinnock and Justine Fox at the Montebello Design Centre to Somewhere on the other side - Marilena Vita at the Photographers Gallery za 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town and with a quick flip to Eric Bolsman – A retrospective at the Pretoria Arts Museum. Don’t miss a stunning art exhibition at The MOMO - Ransome Stanley Shake Your Monkey. Go look, go learn and experience, you will only benefit.

The news that a series of Law & Order is to be filmed in Cape Town, a local one too is exciting. But how will we know what is real life crime on our streets and what is make-believe? Let us hope we get lots of warning about where filming takes place so someone doesn’t pull their own little `piece’ out and get in on the action.

FTH:K’s is about to start rehearsals for another brand new show, The Beauty of Invisible Things, something else not to be missed.

What is disability? Erica du Toit discusses the importance of defining disability especially in the workplace. I think we all have a lot of defining about our approach to disability, those we can see and those we can’t, our own as well as those of people around us.

Find out what Eco Kids Film Initiative is all about when we talk to Tarien Roux the creator.


Cynthia González Rodriguez

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Amy Gould


Amy Gould is a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is the principal and owner of her full time ballet school, director and choreographer of her dance company Dance Crew, owner/manager of Tokai On-Main a 100-seater intimate theatre and editor in chief of ImagineMag!

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contents | oct / nov 2011 : edition 12

00 / i SAY...

I am a big fan of the series Law and Order and am excited that a series is to be filmed in Cape Town. Immediately offered to be a chief corpse and my dancers are keen to be fellow corpses. Dancers assume interesting positions and are happy lolling around looking half dead... Read the full story...

sleeping beauty

01 / dance

• SA Theatre Ballet co: The Sleeping Beauty
Everyone’s favourite magical fairytale about a beautiful princess, an evil fairy and a handsome prince whose kiss awakens the princess from her 100-year sleep.
• Rising Cuban ballet star in SA
Rising Cuban ballet star Cynthia González Rodríguez has arrived in Johannesburg to prepare for the classical ballet, Don Quixote...
• Dance Crew's new production: Seasonal Changes
In this work we look at the changing seasons from different aspects...
• 't LAND van Waveren
Shortly after becoming governor of the Cape in 1688 W A van der Stel visited a valley at the foot of the Winterhoek Mountains and named it ‘t Land van Waveren.

Read the full stories...

freedom to create

02 / kirstenbosch:

• 2011 freedom to create prize celebration
Freedom to Create supports the courage and creativity of artists around the world who use their art to campaign for inclusive social change...
• Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden: an attraction not to be missed!
Visitors! – be you South African citizens or guests from any other part of the world, please do not miss a visit to the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden situated on the Cape Peninsula...

Read the full stores...


03 / drama and disability:

• Rehearsals start for another new FTH:K work:
Following the première this year of the award-winning Benchmarks, FTH:K’s is about to start rehearsals for another brand new show.
• What is a disabilty?
Nowhere is the need for a comprehensive definition more obvious than in the realm of employment...

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04 / film

• Eco kids film initiative
Through films that are entertaining, educational, and above all inspirational it is EKFI’s goal to inspire real change through the children of today and generations to come by promoting a proactive strategy to environmental awareness through film as medium.
• Cape Town attracts major international TV series.
Law and Order is set to start filming in Cape Town in 2012. The series, which will be shot on location, will follow the same theme as its American and British counterparts.

Read the full stories...


05 / art:

• Ransome Stanley - Shake your Monkey
Gallery MOMO is proud to present Ransome Stanley’s Shake Your Monkey...
• Postcards from the Road - Montebello Design Centre
At the age of 12, Justin Fox picked up his first Nikon camera with the aim of documenting a family trip to Europe capturing travel in photographs and writing...
• Somewhere on the other side - Marilena Vita
Marilena Vita is multi talented and award winning Italian artist...

Read the full stories...

06 / book review

• Guide to Garden Succulents
Plant lovers particularly interested in indigenous succulent plants are fortunate in that South Africa has a number of attractive and unusual specimens.

Read the full story...

sound of water

07 / music

• The Sound of Water
The Sound of Water is Derek Gripper's most dynamic release to date.

Read the full story...

edition. 12 contributors

Dawn Gould (D Litt et Phil), owns and runs FACTS FOUND an historical research bureau situated in Cape Town, South Africa. 
For further details see

Guest contributors are:
Erica du Toit,
Marketing, Promotion & Awareness Western Cape Association for the Physically Disabled

edition. 13 deadline

Issue 12 deadline for articles or advertising: 12 October 2011