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.
As part of Africa Month, Africa Arts and ICA present a free performance and discussion with composers Tunde Jegede (Nigeria) and Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa). Both Jegede and Ndodana-Breen have received international acclaim for works ranging from opera, chamber and symphonic music that are influenced by classical African cultures.
The final presentation in the first 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series takes place on April 25th with renowned psychologist and conflict mediator Nomfundo Walaza. Walaza’s lecture will look at the psychological impact of the TRC, as well as the psychological implications of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall Movements. In addition, Walaza probes what lessons are to be learnt from the TRC and, how these can influence university/national strategies so that discussions around reconciliation are cognisant of the fact that without redress, reconciliation is impossible. As UCT's IRTC unfolds, how do we deal with the material realities of tuition fees, economic inequalities etc?
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the ICA proudly presents renowned journalist Pippa Green on April 19.
Green will present History for the Future: The Resonance of the TRC Today.
Multiple award winning director and playwright Monageng Motshabi presents a lecture titled When Victim Plays Victim and the Perpetrator Goes for the Kill. The lecture will draw on Motshabi’s emotive staging of The Story I Am About to Tell the iconic play about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In it he will explore how perpetrators and victims understand their roles in matters of reconciliation, and what forms their post-colonial identities take. He asks: what happens when actors still see themselves as victims are tasked with playing real-life victims of apartheid’s atrocities?
A multi-disciplinary public art festival with the City of Cape Town as its backdrop, Infecting the City (ITC) will again engage the communal spaces of the central business district between 5 and 8 April 2017.
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the ICA proudly presents award-winning arts journalist Lwandile Fikeni on Wednesday 29 March. Fikeni will present Like a Pistol Shot in the Middle of the Concert.
The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC) will host several public events in association with the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) on 10 and 11 July 2014. The JWTC is an experiment in global conversation based in the South. Located in Johannesburg, it seeks to be a critical node in the re-territorialising of global intellectual production. The JWTC is a centre for theoretical work that takes seriously a position in the South, while addressing international conversations and problématiques. It takes the labour of theory and criticism to be significant political work that is crucial to the experimentation in social forms.
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents renowned writer and academic, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on Tuesday 14 March.
Gobodo-Madikizela will present The Cry of Nomonde Calata: What is Missing in the Discourse of Reconciliation?
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents Assistant Professor of Art History at Western Michigan University, Andrew Hennlich.
Hennlich will present Touched by an Angel: The Camp, History and Messianic Time in Athi-Patra Ruga's “Future White Women of Azania”.
The Institute for Creative Arts’ 3rd Space Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that explores ideas around the imperative to decolonise the university, the role of the creative arts in provoking change, and the dialectic between the settled nature of academic curricula and the spontaneity of transformation.
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is honoured to launch its annual Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series with a lecture by the internationally renowned writer and postcolonial theorist Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o on Friday 3 March at 6pm. The lecture, presented in association with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), will take place at the Baxter Concert Hall and will be moderated by Professor Xolela Mangcu.