The Rolex Arts Weekend

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The Rolex Arts Weekend

from 08 Feb 2020 10:00

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Rolex Arts Weekend, a series of public events – talks, readings, exhibitions and performances, including two world premieres – will feature the work of the 2018-2019 protégés of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative with their mentors.

The two-day celebration is the culmination of the current cycle of the programme, which pairs master artists with emerging artists in several disciplines for a period of creative exchange in a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

All proceeds for the Rolex Arts Weekend will go towards the Zabalaza Festival. http://www.baxter.co.za/about/zabalaza/

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Theatre – Baxter Theatre Centre

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The Rolex Arts Weekend

The Rolex Conversation 08 Feb 2020 10:00

R100

Who is Unrepresented in the Arts Today? The Arts in times of Polarization, moderated by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, with director Lara Foot, filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, musician Yo-Yo Ma and author Wole Soyinka.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Duration: 90 min

Dance 08 Feb 2020 14:00

R100

The world premiere of When the Night Comes, by Senegalese protégée Khoudia Touré, a pioneer in urban street dance, with three members of the dance company, Compagnie La Mer Noire. The production was created following Touré’s close interaction with her mentor, Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, who will introduce the piece, which was born from hip-hop and infused with other dance styles and techniques.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Duration: 60 min

Architecture 08 Feb 2020 15:30

R100

Protégée Mariam Kamara, originally from Niger and mentor Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye, will present her plans for a new cultural centre in Niamey, Niger’s capital. The discussion, moderated by Ghanaian-Scottish architect Lesley Lokko, will be followed by the official opening of the exhibition, Public realm along the Niger River, Niamey. The architecture installation will be available for public viewing until end February.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Duration: 90 min

The Rolex Conversation 09 Feb 2020 14:00

R100

Other Muses: Inspiration from Elsewhere, moderated by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, with visual artist William Kentridge, poet Tracy K. Smith, Mira Nair, director Stephen Frears and
director Robert Wilson.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Duration: 90 min

Literature 09 Feb 2020 16:00

R100

Mentor Colm Tóibín and fellow Irishman and protégé Colin Barrett who completed his first novel, The English Brothers, during his mentorship. An adapted extract from the book that features the two writers’ mutual fascination with questions of belonging and self-definition, will be performed by local actors in advance of a discussion, What Can be Said: Home and Voice, between mentor and protégé.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Duration: 90 min

Music 09 Feb 2020 18:00

R100

Protégé Marcus Gilmore, American musician, and composer will present a world premiere of his composition, Pulse, commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. The composition for ensemble and the spoken word will include an exciting exchange between Gilmore and former Rolex literature protégée Tracy K. Smith. Gilmore will perform the work with musicians from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and its resident conductor Brandon Phillips. Thereafter, Gilmore will perform a solo, before he and his mentor, Zakir Hussain, set out to discuss their mentoring experience. The pair will then team up for a joint performance of tabla and drums.

All Proceeds Will Go To The Zabalaza Theatre Festi

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