See extracts for upcoming performances hosted in the William Kentridge studio at Arts on Main over the course of the Season.
Performed by Willliam Kentridge
Running Time: 60mins
William Kentridge’s Ursonate is, essentially, a lecture about music and language, in four parts.
Date | 17 October at 8:30pm
This Piano programme is, in some senses, a lecture through the means of performance. Richards, who is a great interpreter of the Western tradition – from Classical through Romantics and Modernists – will perform Pierre Boulez’s Piano Sonata No. 2. A notoriously difficult piece to perform.
This interpretation will be followed by a counter-example – Shepherd’s own Jazz composition. Shepherd’s work will make use of spoken, non-musical, and other aural recordings that both exemplify and challenge his profound history of engagement with the piano.
Date | 18 October at 8:30pm
DON'T TRUST THE BORDER
Director | Jessica Nupen
Collaborators | Dramaturgy: Phala Ookeditse Phala, Dancers: Themba Mbuli, Thulani Chauke, Jessica Nupen, Lorin Sokol, Thamsanqa Masoka, Olivia Papoli Barawati, Eugene Mashiane, Visual Artist: Peter Mammes, Music Composition: Luca Hinrichs & Lucinee Der KaraPetian, Costume & Prop Design: Joel Janse Van Vuuren, Light & Set: Wilhelm Disbergen, Film & Illustration: Leila El-Kayem, Production Management: Fanny Roy, PR and Marketing: Ulrike Steffel / Kampnage, Photography: Tanya Hall
Associate institutions | Centre for the Less Good Idea, Film recording and post-production: Freeeye-TV, Kampnagel, Lufthansa, Hamburg, Universitat Hamburg, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Moving Into Dance Mophatong and Mantombaz Foundation
Running Time: 60mins
Jessica Nupen’s Dance ensemble work Don’t Trust the Border uses bodies in order to investigate and explore the circumstances of migrancy, relocation, exile; longing and belonging.
Date | 19 October at 8:30pm & 20 October at 12pm
Performed by @Mamela Nyamza
Running Time: 50mins
Mamela Nyamza, easily one of the most active and skilled artists in the realms of dance and physical theatre in the country, brings her solo dance piece, Black Privilege to Season 4 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea.
Director and performer | Mamela Nyamza
Collaborators | Sello Pesa | Lighting & Stage Designer: Wilhelm Disbergen, Body Paint Artist & Costume Designer: Linda Mandela-Sejosingoe, and Production Manager: Buntu Tyali
Date | 21 October at 4pm
SEASON 4 CURATOR | Jane Taylor
ANIMATEUR FOR THE CENTRE | Bronwyn Lace
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING | Noah Cohen
PROJECT MANAGER | Shruthi Nair
LIGHTING | Wesley France and Guy Nelson
SOUND | SoulFire Studios and Zain Vally
STAGE MANAGEMENT | Hayleigh Evans and PopArt Productions
WRITING | Dave Mann