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05 EDITORIAL UJ ranks among the top six residential universities in South Africa in terms of accredited research output. The Universitys accredited research output is up by a staggering 137 since 2005. In the process UJ has grown its national research output share from 4.5 2007 to 7.1 in 2012. Against the backdrop of these accomplishments UJ Arts Cultures Evolution X has been paying homage to our foundations and legacies with classics like The Crucible our highest-grossing drama at the box office ever Congratulations to Alby and the team. An invitation to participate in the prestigious Universitas Cantat saw the UJ Choir embarking on an international tour to Poland and Slovakia. Looking ahead to the next ten years we launched the Creatives in Conversation series leading to the CreativesMakeItHappen ACT UJ Arts Culture Conference. The series of free public engagements with creative experts was curated as a platform for those engaged in the creative industries to take the conversations of the 2015 Arts Conference forward. Toyitoyi is a UJ student dance work choreographed by Kieron Jina which made its debut on the Fringe at this years Grahamstown Festival and which returns to the UJ Con Cowan Theatre for a Johannesburg run. Horror Story by Greg MacArthur was directed by Alby Michaels for the Student Theatre Festival in Grahamstown and features UJ students Ebenhaezer Dibakwane and Sheraad Jacobs. Presented in collaboration with Jade Bowers Design and Management Neil Coppens Tin Bucket Drum features Warona Seane and Matthew MacFarlane and is directed by ACT impact Award winner for 2014 Jade Bowers. Other highlights to look forward to include the fourth installment of our THATSOQUEER Festival the return of Uj Can You Dance and an all-new Uj Can You Sing See dates details and performance times in the Kultcha Kalenda on page 56. In this issue my predecessor at UJ Arts Culture Rita van den Heever recounts how she wrought the very foundations of the UJ Arts Centre in the midst of the 2005 merger of UJs legacy insitutions. Other highlights include Precious Maputle getting up close and personal with Warona Seane the Artistic Manager of the Soweto Theatre and Nadia Pisanti investigates the inspiration behind the design of the UJ Arts Centre. We also profile the eye- popping pictorial work of Android Jones with words by Michael Schwartz and phenomenal photographers Moira van der Westhuyzen and Nadine Aucamp travel to Tankwa Town in the Karoo to capture AfrikaBurn 2015. And theres a whole lot more Read. Love. Share. Ashraf Johaardien Head UJ Arts Culture Division of Institutional Advancement iashrafj