Upcoming Events

12 Jun ’11

5 Thoughts – GIPCA Fellows Midyear Presentations

Similar to the idea of a post-doctorate, the purpose of the Donald Gordon Creative Arts fellowships is to make funding available to talented individuals who have graduated with an MA, MFA, or MMus (or have equivalent recognised creative research) to work on a year-long project within the Institute. “This mid-year presentation allows us to get a substantial taste of the work of these excellent and provocative Fellows but most especially since they will be presented all at once, this rich experience will foreground the range of innovation and the potential for interdisciplinary work that GIPCA seeks to make space for,” commented Jay Pather, Director of GIPCA. Read more

Start: 12 Jun ’11 4:00 pm
End: 12 Jun ’11 6:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Campus
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

11 Mar ’11

Performance – Words Words Words

Emerging Theatre Director Bursary winner Leopold Senekal directs Words Words Words – an absurd, comic play by David Ives. The bursary is made possible by GIPCA, the Baxter Theatre and Theatre Arts Admin Collective.David Ives’ Words Words Words is the sixth act of All in the Timing, a short one act paradoxical comedy. Read more

Start: 11 Mar ’11
End: 14 May ’11
Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Phone: +27 21 447 3683
Address:
Cnr Wesley and Milton Streets, Observatory, South Africa
Cost: R40

19 May ’11

Great Texts – Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela will explore a profound South African Question: “To transcend the discourse of race, don’t we need a dialogue of pasts?” This lecture explores these questions using recent events in South Africa as backdrop. The lecture will draw insights from Philip Miller’s Rewind and from the arts in general, as genres that transform past violence into something creative, touching some level of humanity that can initiate change of moral sensibilities. From the arts to real life, the lecture will conclude with a story from the Protea Village in Bishopscourt to illustrate how the memory of a troubled past can enable a transformed vision to construct new narratives that enter into the space of the Other. Read more

Start: 19 May ’11 5:30 am
End: 19 May ’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

12 May ’11

Great Texts – Riason Naidoo and Sean O’Toole

‘Shoot! Image and Text: A discussion on curating, art criticism and maybe football too…’ will be a two-way question and answer session between Naidoo (director of Iziko South African National Gallery) and O’Toole (art critic and former editor of Art South Africa) focusing on the role of the public museum, curatorship as a form of hegemonic disruption and the inflections of post-apartheid art criticism, with public participation in the exchange welcomed. Read more

Start: 12 May ’11 5:30 pm
End: 12 May ’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

5 May ’11

Great Texts – Writers on their favourite pages

Three authors, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Rustum Kozain and Gabeba Baderoon, will each discuss a favourite literary page. “At GIPCA we are constantly pushing boundaries on how The Great Text may be viewed. In this instance, a microscopic gaze via a single page provides a key. Conceptualised by convener Imraan Coovadia, it is another inventive way of approaching contemporary subjectivities in a playful yet highly considered way. The exercise promises to be both entertaining and illuminating,” said GIPCA Director, Jay Pather. Read more

Start: 5 May ’11 5:30 pm
End: 5 May ’11 8:00 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

13 May ’11

The Names We Give

GIPCA is proud to present ‘the names we give’, a weekend- long event including performances, jazz, film, public interventions and a groupthink called ‘Delicious Sensations’. Facilitated by Donald Gordon Creative Arts Award Winner, Raél Jero Salley, the event runs from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May at the UCT’s Hiddingh Campus. “The names we give to concepts, things and people put them in a specific headspace,” said Jay Pather, GIPCA Director. “This in turn influences our interactions with them, and sows the seeds for selective sometimes myopic, viewing.” Read more

Start: 13 May ’11
End: 15 May ’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: R20 - 60

14 Apr ’11

Great Texts – Sarah Nuttall

Sarah Nuttall’s public lecture, Reality Hunger: The Way We Read Now, is o is taken from David Shields’ book Reality Hunger. This lecture will be followed by a staged conversation between Nuttall and UCT’s Imraan Coovadia. Reality Hunger looks at the rise of reality as an “in-your-face phenomenon”. It explores the increased focus on non-fiction and the memoir in the literary world, as well as the rise of reality TV, the multiple uses of documentary and the rise of the figure of the curator. Read more

Start: 14 Apr ’11 5:30 pm
End: 14 Apr ’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

9 Apr ’11

International workshops and performances – Cie7273

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), in partnership with Pro Helvetia Cape Town, will host Swiss dance company Cie 7273 – Nicolas Cantillon and Laurence Yadi. The company will present a series of free performances and dance workshops. Read more

Start: 9 Apr ’11
End: 13 Apr ’11
Venue: Hiddingh Campus
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

10 Apr ’11

Music in the City – Renee Reznek

GIPCA will host pianist Renée Reznek as part of the Music in the City concert series. Reznek will be performing works by Leoš Janáèek, Claude Debussy, Giles Swayne and Olivier Messiaen, as well as two exceptional pieces composed by David Earl (Old Roses) and Hendrik Hofmeyr (Partita Africana). This will be the South African première of the works by Swayne and Earl. Read more

Start: 10 Apr ’11 4:00 pm
End: 10 Apr ’11 6:00 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

7 Apr ’11

Great Texts – Albie Sachs

Former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs will present Free Spirits and Ravaged Souls: Tension at the heart of freedom of expression on 7 April. The lecture follows on from the keynote address that he delivered this year on opening night of the Time of the Writer festival in Durban. In the address he discussed the moral tensions that exist in the area of freedom of expression, also referring specifically to Zapiro’s controversial cartoons. “Free speech comes at a price, and it’s a heavy price,” said Sachs. Read more

Start: 7 Apr ’11 5:30 pm
End: 7 Apr ’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
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