Upcoming Events

27 Nov ’12

Performance – Villa Sofia

Joburg-based theatre-maker Lidija Marelič has scooped a star cast for her manifestation of the fourth 2012 Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary, with veteran actors Terry Norton, Susan Danford and Adrian Galley making up the cast of Villa Sofia. Set in a period between the two World Wars Villa Sofia interrogates how two people from different cultures and religions can find each other amid the repercussion of the 1912 – 1914 Balkan War. Read more

Start: 27 Nov ’12
End: 1 Dec ’12
Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Phone: +27 21 447 3683
Address:
Cnr Wesley and Milton Streets, Observatory, South Africa
Cost: R40

3 Dec ’12

Book Launch – Post-apartheid Dance

Edited by Sharon Friedman, ‘Post-apartheid Dance – many bodies, many voices, many stories’ is the first singular body of work to have emerged that attempts to provide a cohesive account of the range of voices within post-apartheid South African dance. Authors include Adrienne Sichel, Maxwell Xolani Rani, Elizabeth Triegaardt, Gerard Samuel, Steven van Wyk, Lliane Loots and Kristina Johnstone. Read more

Start: 3 Dec ’12 6:30 pm
End: 3 Dec ’12 7:30 pm
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Phone: +27 21 444 7797
Address:
Darling Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

28 Nov ’12

Workshops and Performances – Boris Nikitin

Acclaimed experimental theatre artist, Boris Nikitin headlines GIPCA’s Live Art Festival with two works – Imitation of Life and Woyzeck – and a series of workshops, part of a South African tour supported by Pro Helvetia. Following from his ground-breaking performance work, the workshops take participants through a process that is innovative, highly considered and unique. As part of this maverick style, Nikitin draws uncommon wisdom from an unlikely text: ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’… Read more

Start: 28 Nov ’12
End: 1 Dec ’12
Venue: Hiddingh Campus
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Exhibition – Black Folk

‘Black Folk’ is the culminating exhibition of 2012 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow Jared Thorne’s fellowship at UCT and will be on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe from 28 November until 19 January 2013. Seeking to challenge hegemonic, as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity, his work centers on issues of race, class and gender and engages questions of authenticity, representation and history. Read more

Start: 28 Nov ’12
End: 19 Jan ’13
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe
Address:
St John's Road, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

9 Oct ’12

Performance – Crepuscule

Literary icon Can Themba is remembered through Khayelihle Dom Gumede’s production, ‘Crepuscule’, an adaptation of Themba’s short story of the same title. The play, much like the short story, charters a fictional interpretation of a real life love affair between Themba and a white woman, ‘Janet’, in Sophiatown during the 1950’s. Gumede is the third 2012 winner of the Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary. Read more

Start: 9 Oct ’12 7:30 pm
End: 13 Oct ’12 8:30 pm
Venue: Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Phone: +27 21 447 3683
Address:
Cnr Wesley and Milton Streets, Observatory, South Africa
Cost: R40.00

24 Oct ’12

Music in the City – The UCT Jazz Voices with Mike Rossi

The highly acclaimed jazz vocal group The UCT Jazz Voices, directed by Amanda Tiffin, will perform well known jazz standards and South African favourites arranged for jazz choir at GIPCA’s final 2012 Music in the City concert. The vocal ensemble will be joined by woodwind specialist Mike Rossi who has recently returned from two European tours that included performances in England, Austria and Italy. Read more

Start: 24 Oct ’12 8:00 pm
End: 24 Oct ’12 9:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

18 Oct ’12

Great Texts – Anton Harber

Award-winning author and editor, Anton Harber, will discuss why he chooses journalism in the final 2012 Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture. Harber will examine the changing work and role of journalists in the perfect storm created by new technology, and state and commercial pressures, referring to his own book ‘Diepsloot’ and drawing on texts by Tiyo Soga, George Orwell and Eduardo Galeano. Read more

Start: 18 Oct ’12 5:30 pm
End: 18 Oct ’12 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

11 Oct ’12

Great Texts – Steven Friedman

Political Scientist Steven Friedman talks about “Freedom for the Few: Ending the Middle Class Monopoly on South African Democracy”. Friedman has researched and published widely on the South African transition to democracy both before and after the elections of 1994 and has, over the past decade, largely written on the relationship between democracy, social inequality and economic growth. Read more

Start: 11 Oct ’12 5:30 pm
End: 11 Oct ’12 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

4 Oct ’12

Great Texts – Adam Haupt

Adam Haupt discusses the Fanonian resonances in his new book ‘Static: Race and Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media and Film’. Cutting across academic disciplines, the creative arts and the media, Haupt’s interdisciplinary book forms the basis of his presentation which critically examines music, cinema, social media and the politics of change after apartheid. Read more

Start: 4 Oct ’12 5:30 pm
End: 4 Oct ’12 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

28 Sep ’12

Exhibitions – EKDUO and Facing the Climate

GIPCA and Michaelis Galleries present two exhibitions as part of Hot Water: ‘EKDUO’, by artist Simon Max Bannister, looks at processes of transformation and change; ‘Facing the Climate’ , conceptualised by the Swedish Institute and curated by Ann-Marie Tully, comprises artworks by five Swedish and five South African cartoonists taking a sharp look at issues of climate change. Read more

Start: 28 Sep ’12
End: 13 Oct ’12
Venue: Michaelis Galleries
Phone: +27 21 480 7170
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free
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