Live Review: Samantha Daly

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Live Review by Samantha Daly, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “Bearing Witness to Love and Hope” In the interest of full disclosure I have to confess I am a Lliane Loots fan, and have been since I (very naively) walked into my first contemporary dance lecture [...] Read More

Live Review: Tammy Ballantyne

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Live Review by Tammy Ballantyne, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “HOPE – Loots’ Love Song To Her Dancers” A grand piano slouches quietly downstage, lit by a solitary spotlight, as we enter the auditorium of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Heavy rain spatters down onto cobblestones and [...] Read More

Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2014

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“What is the true measure of success? Is it accolades, fame and riches? Durban-based pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope believes it is not.”  Each year, the Mail & Guardian release a special edition acknowledging 200 young South Africans, aged 35 and under, who contribute to the diversity and upliftment of our beautiful country with [...] Read More

Interview: Tonight (IOL)

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“Acoustic Intimacy Brings New Hope” by Therese Owen. The ever-inventive Shannon Hope has embarked on a new and challenging project. Called Shannon Hope – The Bedroom Sessions, she films herself while performing on the piano in her bedroom and then posts the footage on YouTube. “I literally record in my tiniest dungeon of a bedroom,” [...] Read More

Interview: Cosmopolitan Magazine

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“True happiness comes from losing ourselves in something we’re passionate about.” ~ Cosmopolitan Magazine, January 2014 Miss Hope was interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine for the January 2014 issue in a motivating feature about “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”. The article explores one of her core beliefs, the idea that true happiness is inherent in [...] Read More

Live Review: Gisele Turner

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Live Review by Gisele Turner, Going Places SA. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) Durban musician Shannon Hope played a solo song as the entrée to the evening’s entertainment. Her haunting voice and her adroit accompaniment on a grand piano set the scene and continued to fascinate and [...] Read More

Live Review: Debbie Reynolds

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Live Review by Debbie Reynolds, The Mercury. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) HOPE. It is the name of one of the most compelling dance works I have seen in a long time. It is also what I left the Playhouse Theatre with on the eve of [...] Read More

Live Review: Jeffrey Stretton-Bell

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Live Review by Jeffrey Stretton-Bell, Grocott’s Mail. There’s a very fine line between singing with powerful emotion-driven sincerity and coming across as a second-class town crier trying to sound like a first class-act – but this singer gets it very right. Anyone who has seen Shannon Hope perform will agree. An audience sits in absolute silence [...] Read More

Live Review: Chelsea Haith

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Live Review by Chelsea Haith, Cue, National Arts Festival, 2013. A gorgeous voice and an emotion-filled performance make for an interesting listening experience. Shannon Hope writes extensively from personal experience, addressing ex-lovers and dealing with loneliness and the pain of being. Hope is open, honest and utterly romantic. Read More

Live Review: Henry Stock

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Live Review by Henry Stock, Timeless Memory Photography. “I am a true lover of piano, but not classical piano, deep instrumental, soulful piano. The type not where you can hear the melody crisp in your ear, but rather where you can feel the rhythm resonating somewhere deeper within. A presence that you miss when it leaves, a [...] Read More
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