The hiatus in school attendance seems a perfect opportunity to reflect on the education system and A Howl in Makhanda does just that. Race, class and privilege are interrogated through the experiences of two pupils at a boarding school. The work is a catalyst for necessary conversations and has sparked fierce debate at previous stagings. Less debatable but as emotional, the reunion of two close friends in Jigsaw occurs across continents in an innovative two-dimensional storytelling encounter in which audience members participate. If it’s musical innovation that you are in search of, allow Chris Jeffery to guide you through a musical adventure as he teaches you to create music without musical instruments. Ordinary household objects, a mobile phone and a few apps are all that are required for you to create endless musical possibilities. While you are still reeling from those discoveries, Dylan Valley will share the challenges and possibilities of working in virtual reality and a 360-video format. His stereo documentary, Azibuye – the Occupation, created with this technology is available for viewing.
TUESDAY 30 JUNE
Songs are like the Grass: Madosini in ConcertMusic
A fascinating glimpse into the life and music of the 2020 National Arts Festival Featured Artist.
Attempt on Dying
Boris Nikitin relates the story of his father’s lethal ALS-disease and his own story of coming-out as a gay man 20 years ago.
The Bach Cello SuitesMusic
Bach’s six suites for solo cello are profound and sublime. Leading South African cellist, Peter Martens performs the entire cycle.
The Voice in Your HeadTalk, 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.
Azibuye – The Occupation: Dylan Valley: working in VR/360 videoFilm
A workshop with award-winning filmmaker Dylan Valley on the challenges and possibilities of working in the 360 video format.
Human Study #1 from a distanceWebinar
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.
Dancing with my pastDance
The young and old light up the stage with music and dances found only in the Eastern Cape. A flagship product of the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture
Posthuman explores the idea of intersections metaphorically questioning whether humanness, as it has been known to us, is currently at a crossroad.
Something from nothing: music with no instruments and a cellphoneMusic
Create an entire song using only sounds generated from everyday household objects, recorded using a regular smartphone, and processed entirely using free software.