who's the HA!Man and what is HA!


30 years of HA! - creativity as a flow of feeling

in 250 words | by HA!Man

artistic statements

How can i define something that needs the nothing to be born? .. a performance that in fact relies on NOT knowing what lies ahead?

table with 4 essays | by HA!Man

essays on HA!

the meaning of life? "HA!" Just that. A simple breath. A snapshot of what it is to be alive.

table with 7 essays | by HA!Man and Joke Debaere


"my father stimulated me to improvise two years before I started taking formal lessons from my mother. I was lucky to have had this start with music .. "

table with 4 scripted interviews | with HA!man
the HA!World: listen, watch and view


two television profiles and a view of life on the road

playlist of 5 videos


a selection of recordings that cover each of the nine different categories, according to which each performance is structured

playlist of 9 tracks


a random visual story of the HA! life over two decades - the places, the people, the road, collaborations, workshops and other forms of colourful fun

slide show of 213 images
people on the ground, with first hand experience

key quotes

"le Roux redefines the modern South African musical genre, rocking the roots of traditional African rhythm and challenging any preconceived ideas about what one is allowed to do with two keyboards, a speaker system, a descant recorder, a live cello and voice .. "

table with 30 odd quotes (English, Afrikaans, Dutch)


"his genius as a cellist and extreme skill at improvisation makes each of his performances and compositions unique to the occasion .. "

table of a dozen or so recommendations (English, Afrikaans, French)


"he goes by the name HA!Man which conjures a world in which creativity begins not with an intellectual idea but rather an instinctual breath from within .. "

table and scans of articles (English 3, Afrikaans 9)

audience definitions of HA!

"to define it, would be to confine it .. "

table of over 100 definitions (since 2003)

and then some..

"Complicated , do you say? Intellectual? No all the contrary , it so simple, so physical. Primal. The sort of renaissance of birth, a renewal of the Big Bang, the Creation without the knowledge of it .. "

table of a few more poetic and personal reflections (English, Afrikaans, Dutch)
for the promotion of HA! events

press releases

"with each engagement the trust remains that a deep human nerve can be touched and local communities be strengthened .. "

3 tables of press releases of different sizes (Afrikaans,English, Dutch, French, German, Italian)

press photos

HA!Man images conveying the spirit of HA!

22 downloadable high resolution photos


self-designed formats that evolve over time

18 samples to select from

promo clips

one-minute HA! tasters, including action painting, adult workshop fun, a serene chant and a cello eeeuw!

playlist of 6 videos

general notes

a few tips on the promotion of HA! events