Presented by Live SA and British Council Connect ZA
In partnership with Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA)
Date: Saturday 30 August 2014
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: City Hall, Darling Street, CAPE TOWN
Attend: The event is free to attend, however you must reserve your place to attend below. As there are limited seats available, please let us know if you are no longer able to attend at least 3 days ahead of the event.
ABOUT THE HUSTLE
Our next Creative Hustle will focus on innovative practice in performance art in partnership with GIPCA’s 2014 Live Art Festival. Live Art Festival brings together a range of artists from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, architecture and literature. Most works are collaborative and interdisciplinary, with artists from across South Africa as well as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Cameroon, Nigeria, Netherlands and Ghana.
Our Creative Hustle will give you the opportunity to see live performances exploring diverse notions of femininity from South African, UK and Nigerian-American artists. But before all of that, you will hear from the people behind the Live Art Festival for a special 30 minute introductory talk.
Curator, director and choreographer Jay Pather
Grahamstown-based dancer Nomcebisi Moyikwa and performers Maipelo Gabang and Ntombizandile Nonyathi
Human rights activist and performer Siphumeze Kunday
Poet, writer and Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans (2013) Genna Gardini
Co-founder and Artistic Director of The Mothertongue Project Sara Matchett.
5.30pm: Introductory talk
7pm – 10pm: Performances*
Creative Hustles are a partnership between Live SA and British Council Connect ZA presenting free events for young people, aged 18 to 35 years, to engage with established creative industry professionals and arts practitioners. Attendees also receive creative and career advice, as well as building relationships with professionals and peers alike.
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Image by Live Art Festival.
* More information about the performances: Exploring diverse notions of Femininities, are mixed media works The Walk: South Africa, inspired by India’s Maya Krishna Rao, by Mothertongue Project director Sarah Matchett, writer Genna Gardini and performer Siphumeze Kundayi. Grahamstown-based Nomcebisi Moyikwa pushes contemporary dance language to extremes in the startling Caught, about two women caught in a half room with a single bulb as their only source of light. The Woman Who Walks on Knives is presented by UK-based Season Butler who, according to Dora Mortimer in a review of the SPILL Festival in London last year, “creates a cobweb-fine balance of danger and seduction and raises interesting questions about the nature of sacrifice in art”. Providing another perspective is Nigerian-American artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji, who presents a stirring site-specific endurance performance in collaboration with South African women, Can’t I just decide to fly? Completing the series will be Weaam Williams’ Ancestral Omega: The Medora, which explores the feminine narrative of the Cape Malayu people via the Medora, a traditional headdress. The work is multi-disciplinary, using performance, photography, video, graphic design, scripted narration and a Malay choir who will sing traditional Kaapse Nederlands wedding songs, accompanied by a Malay opera singer. More info about the festival.