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.
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.
The Binge theatre platform is two evenings of 25 minute extracts from well written plays that showcase our Fourth Year Performing students in the UCT Drama Department. Binge theatre gives students an opportunity to explore material and lead characters of their choice in brief concentrated showcases.
The Drama Department cannot describe how proud we are of all of our 2015 graduates. Despite the challenges of 2015, our senior students managed to pull throw, and we were extremely well represented in the June 2016 graduation ceremonies. We look forward to watching these young South Africans blossom as they forge the careers they have trained so hard for over the past few years.