An insatiable taste for experiment led world-renowned Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire to create an ongoing series of choreographies on the verge of visual arts. In Dispositifs “Saire mates choreography and visual art in ways to disturb us”, wrote American dance critic, Deborah Jowitt, in 2014 of Black Out, the first work in the series. The second and third works in this series, NEONS (2014) and Vacuum (2015) will be performed as a double bill at UCT Hiddingh Campus in Cape Town on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July at 7.30pm. The works are based on spatial and luminous devices and focus on the visual as well as on ruptured narrative and movement, combining the visual arts and dance.
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town is pleased to invite applications for a full-time position at Project Coordinator level. The position will be vacant from 1 September 2017 and the institute would like to make an appointment as soon as possible to provide sufficient time for training. This is a contract position from 01 September 2017 to 31 December 2018.
Space, context and subject connect in this series of decolonial conversations titled “State of the Townships”, the first of which takes place at the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha on 16 June 2017 from 3pm to 6pm. The series of events, designed as public conversations to explore the importance of Black art, Black artists and Black communities in a democratic South Africa is conceptualized and hosted by Mandisi Sindo, a recipient of a National Fellowship from the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA).
Widely assailed as a giant of South African theatre, Gibson Kente’s legacy is appropriately explored during this Africa month, so called to bring our attention to the vast and neglected legacies of our continent. Titled Text, texture and theatre: getting Gibson Kente right, author, arts educator and arts practitioner Dr Kavanagh explores the monumental work of this ‘father of theatre’ in a Great Texts Big Questions lecture on Wednesday 24 May at UCT’s at UCT Hiddingh Campus on Orange Street. This free lecture will begin at 6pm, with refreshments from 5.30pm and is presented by The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) and UCT’s Drama Department.