Day Six

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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.

UNESCO ResiliART: Reimagining festivals in the Global South

Debate

Festivals offer a unique opportunity for celebration and for showcasing artistic excellence and experimentation to diverse audiences. Five festivals in the Global South consider possibilities and share practice in the new context.

A HOWL IN MAKHANDA: THE CONVERSATION

Discussion

Dean Hutton, Mbali Williams and Tiisetso Mashifane wa Noni discuss themes from the play A Howl in Makhanda.

Lettres du Congo / Letters from Congo

Dance, Film

They live and dream in Kinshasa or Lubumbashi. Crisis has gone through. Five artists share their daily lives and reaffirm more than ever the urgency to create.

isitimela Sendaba – The Story Train: The Chicken on my Window

Storytelling

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.

Songs are like the Grass: Madosini in Concert – Episode Six

Music

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

Monde Fani

Jazz

Hailing from Port Alfred, Monde Fani is an Afro soul singer and songwriter who has been singing since he was a young child, honing his skills in his local church.

A HOWL IN MAKHANDA

Theatre

A Howl in Makhanda is a semi-autobiographical work about two black and two white South African teenagers at an elite all girls boarding school who break the rules and how the disciplinary board deals with them.

The Bach Cello Suites – Peter Martens

Music

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

Refiguring Space

Exhibition

Committed to the exploration of technology and the visual arts, TMRW presents a web-based virtual reality experience.

Lo-Def Film Factory: Open Time

Film

An experimental WhatsApp video workshop by young creatives from Cape Town made inside their homes and communities during lockdown. Be-Kind-Rewind-style amateur reenactments: low-budget film realness.

Azibuye – The Occupation: Working in VR/360° video

Film

A workshop with award-winning filmmaker Dylan Valley on the challenges and possibilities of working in the 360 video format.

Jigsaw

Live streamed performance 11:00

Simon has something in his head. Paul has lost someone. Jigsaw is a reunion of two close friends as they attempt to reconnect, to assemble the pieces of their lives, and to unpack thermodynamics. Free.

Lagos at Large

Short 360degree Film

History, colonialism, growth, nostalgia, decay and transformation collide in this introduction to Lagos, as three characters mould the identity of their megacity and where they belong in it.

Human Study #1 from a distance

EXHIBITION

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

Dancing with my past

Dance

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

Music / Visual Art

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 cellphone

WORKSHOP AVAILABLE AS A RECORDING

Create an entire song using only sounds generated from everyday household objects, recorded using a regular smartphone, and processed entirely using free software.

Linda Sikhakhane’s IsaMbulo

Jazz

Skilful, powerful and soulful