Dance has long been an expression of our humanity and a marker of traditional and contemporary cultural identities. The Dance section of the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UCT presents Dancing Prism - a spectrum of rich, and at times, decolonial embodied conversations among and between traditional and contemporary dance heritages (Irish, Indonesian, African contemporary, Spanish, Classical ballet, Caribbean dance and contemporary dance).
The CTDPS is proud to present "YERMA: A Tragic Poem in 6 Acts". Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play, following a woman's extraordinary struggle for motherhood. Written in 1934 by the much celebrated Spanish writer Federico García Lorca, the play is a poetic blend of contrasting moods through which Lorca probes the darker zones of human fears and desires. The play's rich mode of expression - infused with poetic imagery, song and movement - also celebrates natural instinct, sexual attraction, fertility, creation and procreation.
On Monday 12 March we will host a lecture demonstration on Contact Improvisation presented by Jori Snell, Andrew Harewood & Thalia Laric who are guests in the Dance Section this quarter.
The session will be 90 minutes in length and will begin 15 minutes later than usual at 10.30. It is scheduled to finish at 12.00 noon.
Venue: Arena Theatre, Hiddingh Campus
With thanks to the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for its financial support.
The University of Cape Town Drama Department, in partnership with Magnet Theatre, The University of Cape Town College of Music, The Michaelis School of Fine Arts and Jazzart Dance Theatre, collaborated with some 700 learners in the Western Cape town of Clanwilliam on the 17th installment of The Clanwilliam Arts Project, one of the highlights of which is always the Lantern Festival that heralds the culmination of the event.