Juanita Finestone-Praeg

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Juanita Finestone-Praeg. (19*-) Performer, choreographer and academic.

Performs as Juanita Finestone on occasion and also found as Juanita Praeg.


She studied at Rhodes University (B.A, M.A. and D.Phil). Married to Leonhard Praeg.


She taught movement at the University of Stellenbosch (199*-) and later joined the Rhodes University (19*-) as lecturer in movement. Also became a member of the First Physical Theatre Company.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

As performer and choreographer

Performances include roles in The Unspeakable Story, **. Choreography includes **, 16 Kinds of Emptiness (NAF, 2006), Drifting and Bessie's Head.

As researcher and author

Some of her publications are listed below. (See also the ESAT Bibliography.)

Juanita Finestone-Praeg. 2002. Physical Intelligence Volume 1: Experiments in Physical Theatre. Published by First Physical Theatre Company.

Juanita Praeg. 2018. "Drifting: Reminiscing. Remembering. Reinventing. Reza" (Draft manuscript, courtesy of the author.)


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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