The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), formerly the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) was launched on 5 April 2016. The ICA website is currently under construction. In the meantime, please consult the GIPCA website for updates on the Institute's events and projects.

Great Texts – MAMAZA

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents ‘Eifo Efi’ – a performance by Ioannis Mandafounis & Fabrice Mazliah of the choreographic collective, MAMAZA. In ‘Eifo Efi’, Mandafounis & Mazliah offer their understanding of two persons, as the “more than” of what two people can be. The performers fill the space with versions and echoes of themselves. While only two bodies appear, reflective elements and diverting strategies enhance the visual to stimulate the sensory, making the “just two” reveal the presence of others. Read more

20 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Grace A. Musila

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents Stellenbosch University academic, Grace A. Musila. Musila will present ‘A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder’. Based on Musila’s book of the same title, this lecture explores readings of and inscriptions on Julie Ward’s life and death as important windows into British and Kenyan imaginaries on a wide range of issues – including race relations in postcolonial Africa; perceptions of female sexual moralities; the workings of state power and transnational capital, among other issues Read more

16 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Robert Bernasconi

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents Pennsylvania State University professor, Robert Bernasconi. Bernasconi will present ‘Why Do We Think About Racism As We Do?’ – a critical examination of the dominant approach to racism since the 1950 UNESCO Statement on Race. By returning to the work of Fanon, Biko, and Sartre, Bernasconi outlines an alternative approach. Read more

4 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Sindiwe Magona

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents legendary South African author, Sindiwe Magona. Magona will present ‘The Writer and Her Times’, in which she asks: Who is the writer and what is she to the nation? What determines the writer’s themes? What is the role of her community, and her role in that community? What is her role in the life of the nation? Sindiwe Magona is a prolific writer, poet, dramatist, storyteller, actress and motivational speaker. Read more

2 Aug ’16