ABOUT

Curriculum Vitae


Date of Birth: 09 August 1987

Residence: Cape Town, South Africa

Nationality: South African


Education

Bachelor of Arts [with distinction], in Drama and Art History and Visual Culture, 2009, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours [with distinction], in Drama, 2010, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Master of Arts [with distinction], in Drama, 2012, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.


Employment History

2014-:

Part-time lecturer and teacher, University of Cape Town Department of Drama.

 

2012-:

Independent artist.

 

2011-2012:

Part-time lecturer and teacher, Rhodes University Drama Department.

Researcher, administrator, teacher, archivist and artist at the First Physical Theatre Company.


Artistic Output (authored performances)

2016:

Pig Headed. Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Chicago, USA; the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; and ICA Live Art Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.

Body. Desenho de Cena, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Rough Musick. Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow, Scotland; and Desenho de Cena, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

2015:

Trophy. Cape Town Fringe, Cape Town, South Africa.

Plastic Anatomies. Space Lab for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic.

On seeing red and other fantasies. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; The Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Cape Town, South Africa; and The Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

2014:

Rough Musick. GIPCA Live Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa; and Experimentica Festival, Cardiff, Wales.

Epoxy. Visualeyez Festival of Performance Art, Edmonton, Canada.

#omnomnom. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.

I Live Here. The Unnoticed Arts Festival, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

 

2013:

Rough Musick. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; The Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Cape Town, South Africa; and Scenofest and World Stage Design, Cardiff, Wales.

Land Mine. World Stage Design 2013, Cardiff, Wales.

That was when the penny dropped. In collaboration with Victoria Wigzell. Restructuring Encounters and Sanlam Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

2012:

DISCHARGE. In collaboration with Alan Parker and Rat Western. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.

The Missus/Misses Series. Independent public intervention series, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

2011:

Sub. The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.


Awards and Nominations

2016:

Nominated for the SA Theatre Magazine Best Performer Award.

Nominated for the SA Theatre Magazine ‘Pukka’ Award for Best Production.

Nominated for the Young African Performance Artist Award.

 

2015:

Shortlisted for The Arts and Culture Trust’s Impact Award.

 

2014:

Awarded the Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award.

 

2013:

Awarded the Theatre Arts Administrative Collective Award.

Selected as one of Art South Africa’s “Bright Young Things”; in Art South Africa, volume 11, issue 03, autumn 2013.

 

2012:

Awarded the Standard Bank Aha Award.

 

2011:

Awarded the Standard Bank Encore Award.

Awarded the Standard Bank Ovation Award.

Awarded the Investec Rhodes Top 100 Award for Arts, Culture and Media.

 

2010:

Awarded the Investec Rhodes Top 100 Award for Arts, Culture and Media.


Residencies and Fellowships

Theaterformen Fellowship, by Festival Theaterformen. Braunschweig, Germany. July 2016.

OPENLab Public Arts Residency. Richmond and Bloemfontein, South Africa. July 2014.

Joule City Arts Incubator Programme, by Resonance Bazaar and CATHSSETA. Cape Town, South Africa. March –August 2013.


Publications

“Thoughts on contemporary dance’s (disappearing?) spectatorship: In conversation with the National Arts Festival director, Ismail Mahomed”. (2013). In Samuel, G (Ed.). South African Dance Journal: Volume 2, Number 1. Cape Town: UCT School of Dance.

“Ruptures, Remediations, Reconfigurations –‘Dancing’ towards the Post-Choreographic”. (2012). In Greyling, E (Ed.). Confluences 6: Physicality and Performance. Proceedings from the Sixth South African Dance Conference. Cape Town: UCT School of Dance.


Conferences and Presentations

2016:

Problematising Body and Space: The Audacity of Being Difficult. With Alan Parker. Design for Performance Research Hub and UAL Performance Research Network: University of the Arts London and The College of Fashion.

 

2012:

African Theatre Association Annual International Conference: Querying Africa. University of Cape Town Drama Department with the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts. Paper presented: Querying Spaces, Querying Audiences: (sub-) strategies in forging an activated and connected spectatorship.

 

2011:

Confluences 6: Physicality and Physicality and Performance. University of Cape Town School of Dance. Paper presented: Ruptures, Remediations, Reconfigurations –‘Dancing’ towards the Post-Choreographic.

Synthetic Dirt Colloquium. Rhodes University School of Fine Art. Paper presented: A Retrospective, Altered Daily – Synthesising Meaning from ‘Dusty’ Dances

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Rhodes University. Paper presented: Ruptures, Remediations, Reconfigurations – ‘Dancing’ towards the Post-Choreographic.

 

2010:

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Rhodes University. Paper presented: Infiltrated Bodies: The Corporeal Politics surrounding Stelarc’s Theoretical and Artistic Practice, using his Ping Body (1996) as a case study.


Catalogues and Books (appearances)

Cohen, A. (Ed.). (2016). Desenhos de Cena #1. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Sesc Pinheiros

Cepcova, L, Lotker, S, et al (Eds.). (2015). Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015 – Shared Space: Music Weather Politics. Prague, Czech Republic: Arts and Theatre Institute.

van Lent, F. (Ed.). (2014). Unnoticed Art. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Frans van Lent.

Britton, M and Egelhof, K (Eds.). (2014). I Praise the Dance: Celebrating Contemporary Dance in South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Performing Arts Network of South Africa.

Manson, C and Nelson, J (Eds.). (2014). Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013. New York, USA: Contemporary Performance.

Burnett, K. (Ed.). (2013). World Stage Design 2013 Catalogue. Cardiff, Wales: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Gebhardt, A, Malatsie, K et al (Eds.). (2013). Restructuring Encounters: Revisiting the Sanlam art collection through performance. Cape Town, South Africa: Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd.