Theatre & Stage

An accomplished all-rounder, Aldo is often referred to as a true clown and theatre icon. Aldo has appeared in stage & film, documentaries and theatrical productions as both actor & writer.

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THEATRE

WRITING
Aldo Brincat is one of those rare theatre practitioners who has developed as considerable a following for his stage performances, as for his original scripts. His style of writing has been referred to by critics as filmic, …sharp and insightful, … with imagery that haunts and moves,… hilarious yet full of pathos and sensitivity. Aldo is able to write on anything from social issues such as racism, physical and emotional exile, to spiritual and ethnic identity. Writing from the age of 16 Aldo's first play was performed at the school from which he graduated; Orchids for Moira, a two-hander, dealing with the hopes and regrets of life.

STAGE PERFORMANCES
Aldo Brincat grew up in a family of stage magicians. From an early age he was taught the art of slight-of-hand. Winning two placement awards for his performances as a junior magician. But his love for performance grew to be frustrated under the restraints of the magician's medium. A talented ballet dancer and mime artist in the making and after studying in Paris, France under the legendary Jacque le Coq, in 1989/90 Aldo performed and taught all over the world with the International Swedish Company Eternia Dans Teater.

Upon his return to South Africa, he fused the often opposing worlds of physical theatre and the spoken word, forging a collection of thrilling and entertaining productions. He is a skilled, dancer, mime, magician, circus performer, (juggling five balls and unicycle). His musical skills are basic and limited to the eccentric Irish fiddle, the harmonica and the recorder. Aldo also plays the Saw.

THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
When Aldo embarked on a professional theatre career, he starred in many classics. Among them, work ranging from Shakespeare (Richard III , Hamlet ) to Feydeau (A Flea in Her Ear). Invaluable experience in contemporary classics also served him well. Rozencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, The Normal Heart and Royal Hunt of the Sun.  Since Aldo's return to South Africa in 1992, his solo career has stunned the theatre community with its originality and scope.

His specialty and focus is as a writer, performer, mask authority and youth worker. He also considers himself an accomplished cook!

 

 

Sarah Spade Moron Than Off Two Green Men
Frank's Circus Adventure Arney's Outrageous Rise Leopard Skin
The House Husband Defending the CaveBrats King Kong
The Boy with a  Clowns Heart Blacks Like Me Shanti Lo
Botswana Fine 
Women of Jazz
Ngosi, The Moon 
& the Baboon
My Father's Hat
Passion Play
Cinderella
Phenyo-Ke-O
Battling the Divas 
Circus of Dreams  
Love & Death
on Kgale Hill
 


   
   

PHOTOGRAPHY

As part of my creative & visual approach, I use photography to tell stories. My latest work involves the rarely seen group located in the Botswana underbelly known at the 'Ma Rock', a group of renegade urban cowboys.

IMAGES FROM LATEST EXHIBITION - DIAMONDS ALIVE showcasing Contemporary Botswana

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IMAGES FROM LATEST EXHIBITION - FOREIGN NATIONALS featuring Ma Rock

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Professional Awards
• Four FNB Vita Award Nominations for his production of King Kong. (2001/2002)  King Kong won two awards for Aldo's Director, Peter Court. And his co-actor Michael Gritten. 
• Three FNB Vita Award Nominations for his production of The House Husband  (2001/2002.) The House Husband won Aldo the Best New South African Script. 
• Vita Award Nominations for his performance as Feste in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 
• Durban Theatre Award Nomination for Best Performance in a Comedy by Male for 2002/2003 - Aldo Brincat for Defending the Cavebrats 
• Durban Theatre Award Nomination for Best Performance in a Drama by Male for 2002/2003 - Aldo Brincat for Arneys Outrageous Rise 
• Durban Theatre Award Nomination for Best New Script for 2002/2003 - Defending the Cavebrats 
• Durban Theatre Award Nomination for Best Director in a Comedy for 2002/2003 - Greg King for Arneys Outrageous Rise 
• Winner of Durban Theatre Award Nomination for Best Musical Production for 2002/2003- Leopard Skin 
• Winner of Durban Theatre Award for Best Children's Theatre Production for 2004 The Boy with a Clowns Heart
• Voted 1 of 5 Best Male Solo Performers in South Africa of the decade 2000-2010 by The Mail & Guardian (other recipients include ANDREW BUCKLAND, ROB VAN VUUREN AND PIETER DIRK UYS )

 




 

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