Upcoming Events

14 Sep ’11

Music in the City – Vuurvoël (Firebird)

Vuurvoël (Firebird) will be presented as part of the GIPCA Music in the City concert series. Nominated for a Kanna Award, in the category Best Debut Production, at the 2011 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, the production of Vuurvoël /Firebird was inspired by the well-known fable of the rising Phoenix. Over the years composers drew inspiration from these fabulous feathered creatures, recreating their magical melodies and fantastical worlds through new composition techniques and sound-textures. Read more

Start: 14 Sep ’11 8:00 pm
End: 14 Sep ’11 10:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

15 Sep ’11

Great Texts – Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk

Dr Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk on considers ‘Another World: Property and Pacific Encounters in Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line’, for GIPCA’s Great Texts/Big Questions. American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Terrence Frederick Malick has a career spanning almost four decades, in which he has directed six feature films, and received consistent regard for his work, with his films often considered masterpieces. The Thin Red Line is both a continuation of, and more fully realised meditation on, themes that have been a common thread throughout Malick’s work
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Start: 15 Sep ’11 5:30 pm
End: 15 Sep ’11 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

31 Aug ’11

Music in the City – Patsy Toh

Chinese-born pianist Patsy Toh will be performing on Wednesday 31 August as part of GIPCA’s Music in the City concert series. Toh will be performing Haydn’s Sonate in A flat major Hob XV1:46 and Variations in F minor, as well as Chopin’s Prelude in C sharp minor op.45 and 24 Preludes op.28. Read more

Start: 31 Aug ’11 8:00 pm
End: 31 Aug ’11 10:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

25 Aug ’11

Performances – After Cardenio

After Cardenio is a new work of experimental theatre, written and directed by Jane Taylor, based upon the true account of Anne Greene, as taken from the historical archive. It is a combination of sculptural puppetry, live performance, sound and visual art. The Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt, from Harvard University, has commissioned several theatre-makers/writers to make new works with ‘Cardenio’ as a hypothetical point of origin, in order to consider what Shakespeare may have reworked from Cervantes’ romantic hero. This work, After Cardenio arises from such an invitation by Greenblatt to Taylor. Read more

Start: 25 Aug ’11
End: 2 Sep ’11
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

Great Texts – Sandra Young

Dr. Sandra Young will explore How Hamlet Became Modern – the character of Hamlet looms large as the quintessential modern subject, both in popular culture and through centuries of scholarship. As a recognisable cultural icon, he rivals the standing Shakespeare himself enjoys as a symbol of Western humanism and elevated culture, rightly or wrongly. But how did Hamlet, with his intensely inward focus and conflicted self-consciousness, become a model for modern subjectivity? Hamlet was not always appreciated primarily in these terms, removed from the play’s concerns with dispossession and disinheritance. Read more

Start: 25 Aug ’11 5:30 pm
End: 25 Aug ’11 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

26 Aug ’11

Film and Dance

GIPCA will be hosting a conference on the artistic intersection between dance and film from the 26th to the 28th of August. Filmmakers and choreographers will switch roles in the process of creating an interdisciplinary art form known as screen dance. Film and Dance, a weekend long event will probe a rising new art form that combines film making with choreography. Dance on film is slowly becoming the new visual language of our time. Read more

Start: 26 Aug ’11
End: 28 Aug ’11
Venue: Hiddingh Campus
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: R40 - R100

4 Aug ’11

Great Texts – Cultural Boycotts

South African artists, including Nadine Gordimer, William Kentridge and the Cape Town Opera, have faced calls for a cultural boycott of Israel. Is this justified? Would it be effective? Should the Israeli occupation matter to South African artists and intellectuals? And is the experience of the boycotts of the 1980s here in South Africa relevant?” We are inviting academic Andrew Nash, artist William Kentridge, activist Zackie Achmat and Judge Dennis Davis to advance the discussion, which will be chaired, by Dean of Humanities and chairperson for the Gordon Institute Board, Professor Paula Ensor. Read more

Start: 4 Aug ’11 5:30 pm
End: 4 Aug ’11 7:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

2 Aug ’11

Performance – Capturing Sanity

2011 Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary winner Pusetso Thibedi presents his original work, Capturing Sanity. The Bursary is made possible by GIPCA, the Baxter Theatre and Theatre Arts Admin Collective. Thibedi’s production was mentored by Liz Mills.Capturing Sanity features Thando Doni, Mkhuseli Tafane and Nieke Lombard. Read more

Start: 2 Aug ’11
End: 6 Aug ’11
Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Phone: +27 21 447 3683
Address:
Cnr Wesley and Milton Streets, Observatory, South Africa
Cost: R40

29 Jul ’11

Directors and Directing

Want to come up close and personal with directors of the calibre of Malcolm Purkey, James Ncgobo, Janice Honeyman, Geoffrey Hyland and Aubrey Sekhabi, and actors such as Dawid Minnaar, Diane Wilson and Faniswa Yisa? Then you cannot miss Directors and Directing – an event that promises to sweep away the curtains and bring you in touch with thoughts around directing by some of the nation’s leading theatrical and critical minds, in carefully staged conversations that will be intimate as they promise to be illuminating and insightful. Read more

Start: 29 Jul ’11
End: 31 Jul ’11
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: R50 - R120

15 Jun ’11

Exhibition – The Underground, the Surface and the Edges

The Underground, the Surface and the Edges is curated by Leora Farber and Anthea Buys. More than merely the stacked silhouettes of a distant metropolis, a cityscape has a story to tell. It traces the movement of wealth and the distribution of resources in a city. It bears witness to its history and influences, and asserts the city’s aspirations to more wealth, higher buildings, and greater infrastructures Read more

Start: 15 Jun ’11
End: 2 Jul ’11
Venue: Michaelis Galleries
Phone: 27214807170
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free
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