Walking with Amal: When Nights are Dark

“When Nights are Dark” is part of The Walk – a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees, with Artistic Direction from Amir Nizar Zuabi and presented by the Jungle, Good Chance, in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company.

Performing Charlotte Maxeke

With 2021 being declared “The Year of Charlotte Maxeke,” the DSI-NRF Flagship on Critical thought in the African Humanities at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, has embarked on a special production based on the life of Maxeke.

Commission Continua

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo performs Commission Continua for the 2021 National Arts Festival Experience.

Hamlet, Live and In Progress

CHR Artists in Residence Buhle Ngaba and Tony Bonani Miyambo are set to perform a live reading of Neil Coppen’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as part of KKNK 2021.

Friends of Little Amal

The CHR is delighted to celebrate and support the journey of young refugee and 3.5-meter puppet Little Amal as she walks 8000 km from Turkey to Manchester, UK.

Kafka’s Ape in A KAFKA MOMENT

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo will be performing the award-winning Kafka’s Ape on 22 and 23 April 2021.

A Celebration of Puppetry at the Boschendal Plum Festival

Life-sized elephant puppet Mnumzane strolled across the Boschendal Estate on Sunday 14 March 2021, accompanied by little elephant Alfie, their path criss-crossed by the boisterous Dassie puppet.

A Conversation with Dr Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR

The Centre for Humanities Research is proud to host a conversation with Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his new epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR.

A Walk with Elephants: Puppets Come to Boschendal!

The CHR’s Ukwanda Puppet and Design Company and NIHSS special artist in residence fellow Aja Marneweck will be presenting a line-up of puppetry workshops, an exhibition of puppets, and a walking public performance with partners Net vir Pret at the Boschendal Plum Harvest Festival on the weekend of 13 and 14 March.

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.

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.

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.

The Final Spring (Barrydale 2019)

The Centre for Humanities Research and partners Net vir Pret present the ninth annual Barrydale Giant Puppet Parade and Performance.

Warona

Presented by: Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Company

CHR Year-End Colloquium

15 November 2018

Reza Khota Quartet to play at Cape Town International Jazz Festival

CHR Artist in Residence to perform at 20th annual festival

Reza Khota Quartet – Liminal

25 November 2018

RIVER AND REDFIN

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

Jakes Gerwel – Celebrating an icon’s legacy

The life and legacy of the late Prof Jakes Gerwel, former UWC Rector and Vice-Chancellor, was recently celebrated with, among other things, a keynote address by anti-apartheid activist, Jay Naidoo.

Jakes Gerwel Commemorative Celebration

10 November 2018

Pan Troglodyte

A Performance by Jane Taylor, Tony Miyambo, and Terry Norton at the Centre for the Less Good Idea

Ife and Bilal Performance

1 & 2 October, Theatre Arts Admin Collective

A screening of Whispering Truth to Power

Filmmaker and human rights lawyer Shameela Seedat tracks Thuli Madonsela

Warona

New Performance by Ukwanda Puppetry Collective

Louis Moholo in conversation

CHR will be hosting a public conversation with jazz drumming great Louis Moholo at the Guga S’thebe Community Centre in Langa at 6.30 pm on June 8th 2018

Book Signing: Awakenings

Lionel Davis in conversation with Tina Smith and Ayesha Price

Encounters Film Festival

The CHR is pleased to announce that three documentaries produced as part of the Documentary Film course will show at this years 20th Annual Encounters South African International Film Festival.

Sexual Violence: Remembering, Representing, Resisting

Dialogue on Troubling Seasons of Hate

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 .

Conversations: Hilton Schilder

Conversations is a new series of public dialogues with jazz musicians and their legacies convened by […]

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

Venue: at the Factory of the Arts Time: 7pm Date: Tuesday 29 November. The Factory […]

Olifantland – Barrydale Parade 2016

The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show featuring five majestic life size elephant puppets by Adrian Kohler from Handspring Puppet Company in collaboration with UKWANDA Puppet and Design Collective.

Tribute to Emile Maurice

We said goodbye to Emile two months ago. This is a short clip of the […]

The Reza Khota Quartet with live art by Dathini Mzayiya

A very special audio- visual collaboration comes together on 28 September with The Reza Khota […]

Artist in Residence Mongi Mthombeni premieres ‘I See You’ at Royal Court 

Mongi Mthombeni, an artist in residence at the Centre for Humanities Research, premieres his play, […]

Art Week Cape Town 2016

The Factory of the Arts, a satellite of the CHR at UWC will be participating […]

The Insurrections Ensemble returns

The Insurrections Ensemble returns to the Homecoming Centre at District Six for two performances on […]

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