Dec 8, 2020

Re-Centring Afro Asia Conference

The CHR presented a panel with the Centres’ Patricia Hayes, Luis Gimenez and Kiasha Naidoo, chaired by Ross Truscott discussing the possibilities and approaches to the invocation of the precolonial at the recently convened Afro-Asia Conference.
Dec 7, 2020

Reboot Eden: Celebrating Ten Years of Puppetry in Barrydale

The Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape (CHR), in partnership with Net vir Pret are celebrating 10 years of puppetry in Barrydale. Reboot Eden will be an online program of four new puppet performances that will be available online from the 16th -19th December 2020.
Dec 7, 2020

Reboot Eden: The Art of Recovery

For the past ten years the Centre for Humanities Research’s Laboratory of Kinetic Objects has been engaged in a mutual education and arts initiative (along with partners Net Vir Pret, Handspring Puppet Company, uKwanda Puppetry and Design Collective, and Magpie Collective) in the village of Barrydale some three hours outside of Cape Town. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Barrydale parade is set to convene remotely.
Nov 14, 2019

The Final Spring

2019’s edition of the annual giant puppet parade and performance in Barrydale features electro-acoustic musical compositions, fantastical masked creatures, and a narrative exploring the global climate crisis and ecological disaster.
May 15, 2019

Warona

Presented by: Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Company
Nov 19, 2018

Reza Khota Quartet – Liminal

25 November 2018
Nov 14, 2018

RIVER AND REDFIN

The CHR and Net Vir Pret Annual Giant Puppet Parade and Performance, Barrydale, 16 December 2018
Sep 28, 2018

Ife and Bilal Performance

1 & 2 October, Theatre Arts Admin Collective
Aug 2, 2018

Warona

New Performance by Ukwanda Puppetry Collective
Feb 2, 2018

Ne’er So Much The Ape

The CHR invites you to a performance of Ne’er So Much The Ape, a work produced, directed and written by Professor Jane Taylor, and performed by Jane Taylor, Tony Miyambo and Terry Norton .
May 19, 2017

Conversations: Hilton Schilder

Nov 24, 2016

From Mozambique to the Cape: Performance Encounters in Music, Masks, Movement, Poetry and Painting

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

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