Taking place 24 - 28 April 2019
Programmes starting at 6:30 and 8pm daily
Co-curated by Phala O Phala and David Thatanelo April, Season 5 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea sees traditional forms of art and performance being re-imagined through free-spirited, transdisciplinary collaboration and the alternative realities made possible by technology.
Through a series of short-form 11-minute epics as well as 3-minute 360 VR films, Season 5 will attempt to make sense of embodied narratives and contemporary spiritualities. It will present performances that refuse to begin, and posit the outcomes of stories that have been lost to history. Internal monologues will be rendered tangible through virtual reality, and cityscapes will find grounding in an experimental opera.
Above all else, vulnerability, imperfection, and a move towards the unknown will find resonance through a pursuit for the less good idea.
Kathleho Sekhosana (Katt Sekhosana) is a writer, director, and performing artist who uses storytelling as a therapeutic tool, both for himself and his audiences.
Sekhosana moved into the realms of theatre-making following his studies in fine art and he considers this background in art history and visual communication as a useful starting point for his performance-based work. Considering his process to be primarily solitary, Sekhosana has enjoyed the elements of creative exchange and free-flowing collaboration that Season 5’s fellow artists have allowed him to embrace, as well as the various mediums he’s experimented with over the duration of the Season.
For The Centre for the Less Good Idea’s 5th Season, Sekhosana will be working with fellow performers Phumlani Mndebele, Princess Tshabangu, and Themba Mkhoma on a work that explores the themes of duality, gender, and power. He will also be collaborating with co-curator David April on a solo performance exploring movement, singing, and acting inspired by his own experience of loss.
FOUNDER | William Kentridge
ANIMATEUR FOR THE CENTRE | Bronwyn Lace
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND EDITING | Noah Cohen
PROJECT MANAGER | Shruthi Nair
LIGHTING | Oliver Hauser
SOUND | SoulFire Studios
STAGE MANAGEMENT | Hayleigh Evans and PopArt Productions
WRITING | Dave Mann
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi