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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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“Our intention is to give the art
    and cultural fraternity a voice”.

aug-sep 2012 : edition 17

In I Say…….. everyone is talking and worrying over the economy.  None more than those in the NGO industries who depend on funding to survive. Read more………

I was so fascinated by Dr Cleave’s review in English and Maori of the Kowhiti 2011 Event at the Wellington Opera House, that although we are an English publication, I have included the Maori translation as well for our international readers.

Our own Nkosinathi Chamo and his cultural production company was part of this prestigious event. I loved his thinking when he quoted, 'Drama, poetry, dance and music are a powerful cultural weapon that can be used to unify the diverse cultures in South Africa.’
Onto a different type of performance artist with dancer Jaime Benson whose interview by Germaine Shames is a must read for all who have an interest in dance.  He reveals an intense  and highly personal experience of dance which will resonate in many dancers. 
Germaine Shames, author, playright, former foreign correspondent has a new book out, You, Fascinating You which we review in this edition. You, Fascinating You begins as a backstage romance and ends as an epic triumph of the human spirit.  
A Slice in Time by leading contemporary South African artist, Paul du Toit, opens in Johannesburg in August. The sculpture exhibition will be displayed at the Nirox Sculpture Park and tells the story of the early hominid through a series of monumental sculptures. The solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper will be shown at Gallery MOMO

The Africa Centre has begun preparation for Infecting The City Public Arts Festival that will be held in the first week of March 2013.  Performers out there who would like to participate? Read the article and get your application in now.

Do you know a young person from the Western Cape who you would like to nominate for the Amy Biehl Foundation Youth Spirit Awards?.

Interesting Historical dates from the Past for August and September.  Lucky Dube, Irma Stern, Vladimir Tretchkoff what have they got in common?

Buckle Up for road safety and make sure you and everyone else on the roads stay alive to enjoy all the wonderful arts and cultural events.

Congratulations to Kline Smith from the University of KZN (Pietermaritzburg) for being awarded the first ever South African Post Office Cape Triangular Award for the best director and writer at the 2012 Student Theatre Festival at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. 

In 2010, South Africa received the most asylum applications of any country in the world. Mostly nationals of Burundi, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Somalia and Zimbabwe.  We have an interesting collection of articles: our current refugees who are being assisted by the Scalabrini Centre’s UNITE AS ONE campaign and from the past, Human movement over time and the Irish Immigrants by Dr Dawn Gould as to why people relocate to another country.

And finally don’t forget to check out our event list with among others: exciting public education courses on penguins, weaver birds and astronomy. Forget the labcoat and become a citizen scientist! Course details and application forms available at


Edition 18 OCT/NOV (Sept 17th)
Edition 19 DEC/JAN (Nov 19th)

Irma Stern Redgums

Nkosinathi’s South African Cultural Dance Group on stage in Wellington, NZ, in 2011. ©Stephen A’Court

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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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edition. 17 contributors

Dawn Gould (D Litt et Phil), owns and runs FACTS FOUND an historical research bureau situated in Cape Town, South Africa. 
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Guest contributors are:
Erica du Toit - Marketing, Promotion & Awareness Western Cape Association for the Physically Disabled
Peter John Cleave - D.Phil. Anthropology
Germaine Shames

edition. 18 oct / nov deadline

Issue 18 deadline for articles or advertising: 17 September 2012