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South Africa sets 'Nutcracker' in the Kalahari Desert JOHANNESBURG: It's danced to Tchaikovsky's famous melody, but it's not your traditional Christmas Nutcracker: the Joburg Ballet has set it in the Kalahari desert among ancient Bushmen paintings.The winter theme has been replaced with sun, sand and baobab trees.The role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is instead played by a sangoma or traditional healer, and the famous "Russian Dance" is performed in overalls and gumboots."The Nutcracker Reimagined" comes with the original music and story line of France's famous ballet dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa -- during Christmas night.And a little girl named Clara experiences a magical adventure.But with no snowflakes or tutus, Clara is led by a sangoma through the Kalahari Desert, where the cave paintings come to life. And a baobab is all there is for a Christmas tree.Christmas in the southern hemisphere comes around midsummer so "trying to pretend that it's winter outside, is a little bit ridiculous," ...

Jennifer Lawrence’s teenage crush Chris Martin, now her new age love Jennifer Lawrence not only managed to snag her teenage celebrity crush but it looks like they both are getting serious for each other, it’s a dream come true for ‘The Hunger Games’ actress. The couple started dating last month and is seen together quite often. Both are going on romantic dates and other hotspots. Recently Lawrence made a special appearance on Martin’s ‘Coldplay’ concert where the lead singer kept an eye on her throughout. A ...
Victoria Beckham beats Emma Watson to become ‘Greatest Style Icon’ Victoria Beckham has been hailed as the greatest fashion inspiration for UK women after she topped the poll to find the greatest ‘style icon’ as London Fashion Week drew to a close, media reported. The poll reveals that Britain prefers home-grown style icon. The British magazine surveyed 1000 women who unanimously said that Victoria Beckham is the U.K greatest style icon. According to foreign media reports, of the women who cracked the top 10, seven ...
Sanam Saeed to return on Indian TV with ‘Mera Naseeb’ Sanam Saeed, who stole our hearts as the self-dependent ‘Kashaf Murtaza’ in ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ already aired in ‘Zindagi’ Channel will soon returns as ‘Shazia’ in ‘Mera Naseeb’.According to media reports, Replacing ‘Ishq Gumshuda’ at 8:00 PM slot, ‘Mera Naseeb’, is a story of cousins, Nazia and Shazia, born on the same day in the same house and environment but bound by conflicting fates. Both the girls are inseparable and despite a close bond, their ...
Sony Pictures releases early look of ‘Popeye’ movie Sony pictures has unveiled the test look of classic ‘Popeye the Sailor’ for their upcoming movie directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Director Genndy Tartakovsky reveals what he calls an ‘animation test’ for the Popeye film. While the movie does not yet have a green light from Sony, it is in active development. He said, “It’s not a clip, it’s not a trailer, it’s nothing from the actual movie, it’s just something that kind of represents what ...
I have an ability to see dead people; Kate Hudson Actress Kate Hudson claims she and her mother Goldie Hawn have an ability to feel a spirit. Hudson, said they can feel the presence of people who are dead. According to foreign media reports Hudson said in an interview, “Me and my mum Goldie can see dead people. It is not really seeing, it is feeling a spirit. A fifth energy. I believe in energy. I believe our brains can manifest into visual things. When ...
Hema Malini becomes most hated person on social media Bollywood actor turned politician Hema Malini has stoked a controversy with her remarks on Indian widows, which has created a sudden outburst on social media.According to Indian media reports ‘Dream Girl’ of bollywood who is also an active member of parliament of an Indian political party (BJP) said, “If widows are not from Vrindavan then there is no need for them to come here from other states. There are many famous temples in Bengal and ...


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