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.
In a society facing climate change, the need for technology and the possibility of World War Three, one's identity is constantly challenged. When three millennials move into a newly constructed apartment in Cape Town, the last thing they expect is to move in with the people they are trying to run away from. These characters, from different cultures, take us on a journey through the menu of adulthood.
Drama students started their tours of schools and communities on 18 September at Zonnebloem NEST school. Extraordinary and specifically-made theatre pieces will travel to schools in Khayelitsha, Belhar, Claremont, District 6, and Lansdowne. Also featuring prominently will be performances reminiscing with older people in senior homes and an inclusive theatre piece with the Oasis Foundation.
Iyazika ... it's sinking, is an exploration of intergenerational memory, trauma and loss based on individual and collective wounds. It is an attempt to focus on those left behind when the men on the SS Mendi departed South Africa on the 21st February 1917 to fight in the Great War.