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The Centre for the Less Good Idea has continued to merge performance, installation and free-flowing physical experimentation, filmed the experience and shared them with a global audience throughout the lockdown. They present Season 7 co-curated by Phala Ookeditse Phala and William Kentridge which includes an introduction to the hybrid analogue and digital technologies of the Pepper’s Ghost which plays with illusion through live performance and projected recordings. A world occupied by a mystery creature from the mind of Franz Kafka and an avant-garde verse drama by a Soviet playwright is explored further in a live webinar IN CONVERSATION with Kentridge, Mahlangu and Phala. Unlikely characters are the order of the day as Bru and Boegie, bald beings with pointy toes, making the most of their time in this full length 2D animated movie Bru & Boegie: The Movie. As with Kentridge’s work, the appearance of a cat is the only certainty. A PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption protocol is presented by PGPoetry (Pretty Good Poetry) as they explore the political potential of poetry. And if all that alliteration has your mind humming, allow Jill Richards & Waldo Alexander to soothe it with three sonatas to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Songs are like the Grass: Madosini in Concert


A fascinating glimpse into the life and music of the 2020 National Arts Festival Featured Artist.

The Bach Cello Suites


Bach’s six suites for solo cello are profound and sublime. Leading South African cellist, Peter Martens performs the entire cycle.

Bru & Boegie: The Movie


South Africa’s first full-length 2D animated film.

The Shopping Dead

A normal day at the store turns deadly for a few store employees. A customer with an innocent seizure turns out to be carrying a deadly load. Watch it all unfold through their group WhatsApp chat.

The Voice in Your Head

Talk, Performance Art

A playful, interactive, live Zoom show exploring the nature of mindfulness. At times a performance, at other times a participatory game.

isitimela Sendaba – The Story Train

11 days, 11 vibrant storytellers bring you a daily dose of African stories to engage and delight! Come journey with us on the ASSITEJ SA story train.



PfutaPfuta is a curious case of extraterrestrial manifestations in Zimbabwe.

Together Apart


Stripper and artist Nico Athene interrogates intimacy as performance, while trapped in an art residency under lockdown conditions.

Beethoven 250


Jill Richards and Waldo Alexander perform three of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano, celebrating 250 years since his birth.


A two-piece puzzle.

Human Study #1 from a distance


Human Study #1 is an installation in which humans can take part in online streamed performances in which they are drawn live by robots located in Belgium.

Digital Transformation for Artists and Theatre Practitioners

Now is the time to bring your art online. Learn to craft your digital transformation journey so your work can thrive in the online space.

PGPoetry Workshop


PGPoetry workshop is a mix between an algorithmic poetry workshop and a crypto party, celebrating the aesthetic, poetic, and political possibilities of PGP encryption protocol.

Michael Bester

Skilled, cosmopolitan guitarist offering his debut album

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz – Sisonke Xonti (II)

Urban, erudite, international and skilled, but rooted in his culture