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04
Apr

Tribute by David Pountney

We are here to celebrate and say goodbye to a great African artist. I think that is how Johan should be remembered. Africa means many things,…

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03
Apr

Tribute by Mannie Manim

My first memory of Johan is from 1974. We were preparing for the first production to be staged by ‘The Company’, the name that a group…

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02
Apr

Bregenz Festival tribute

The Bregenz Festival is deeply saddened at the loss of Johan Engels, the set and costume designer, who according to first reports died in the night…

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01
Apr

Sunday Times obituary

Johan Engels: Creator of improbable wonders for the stage Top international stage designer Johan Engels, who has died in England at the age of 62, said…

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31
Mar

Tribute by Margie

Read at Johan’s funeral service in Johannesburg and London Let me tell you a little about my brother. Everybody always asks us: “Where did it all…

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30
Mar

Independent Online obituary

Renowned SA stage designer mourned A star has faded, and our world is a whole lot dimmer for this. But that same brilliant star has transcended…

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29
Mar

The Stage obituary

Johan Engels was one of the most imaginative and admired stage designers of his generation, working extensively in theatre and opera throughout the UK, Europe, the…

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01
Jan

Tribute by Birrie le Roux

Acclaimed theatre designer Johan Engels unexpectedly died while designing West Side Story, abruptly ending an illustrious career. He had just completed the design for Keith Warner’s…

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