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Dance Drama Merger
In 2018 the Department of Drama and the School of Dance will merge into one entity focusing on the study of performance in general with specialisations in Theatre and Dance. All students applying to study either Theatre or Dance at UCT from 2018...
Lilies
Almost forty years after being falsely imprisoned, a man summons a Bishop for a confession that involves the events of their shared past. What unfolds is a story of love, revenge and enlightenment that is re-enacted by the man's fellow inmates and...
Iyazika
Created and performed by a cast of multi-talented graduating students from UCT Drama department, this hybrid aesthetic production is an effort to collect the disjointed pieces of the factual record and to creatively use our imaginations and dreams...
Bands of Women
Bands of Women is a futurist, feminist, comic-book fantasy; an odyssey that starts with a dystopian scenario in which contemporary fears materialize in the desertification of the south, northern floods with rising seas, exacerbated by incessant...
Womb of Fire
Womb of Fire is the starting point for an examination of the performing female body as the site of disruption where the body itself challenges the borders and boundaries of the body politic.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017
Prelude in 5·4

The UCT Drama Department is proud to present our nine Fourth Year Theatre-Makers’ adaptations of nine African short stories as they attempt to explore the manifold experiences of becoming in contemporary Africa,

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 17:00
UCT Drama presents "Agamemnon"

Adapted from Aeschylus’ great tragedy, Berkoff’s version of Agamemnon is about revenge, heat and battle, fatigue, the marathon, the obscenity of modern and future wars, dislocation and the abandonment of love in a thankless and unyielding world. It is also about the body, its pleasures and pains, and the power of desire.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00
All of it, Everything, Now, Together

Elaborating on his method of collage, Francesco Nassimbeni weaves drama, design, music and poetry to produce pieces that have been variously described as ‘tone poems’, ‘visual music’ and ‘theatrical mood-boards’. “All of it, Everything, Now, Together” concludes his study on visuality in performance at UCT and is an experiment in how graphic design can express itself through the medium of performance. This project is the culmination of his MA research.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:45
Clanwilliam Arts Project

UCT Drama students once again contributed to the overwhelming success of the annual Clanwilliam Arts Project, co-ordinated by the Magnet Theatre. The Clanwilliam Arts Project includes archaeology, education, art and drama and is aimed at returning the heritage of the Clanwilliam area to the community. “The parade begins at dusk. The local band leads the children, carrying figures and puppets and candle powered lanterns, wearing masks and helmets through the township.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:30

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