ArtsAbility Festival at Artscape – ICA Panel Discussion

By MapMyWay
23 November 2017

Visibility and Invisibility - ICA Panel Discussion:

ICA presents a panel discussion: Visibility and Invisibility: paradoxes, challenges and triumphs in dance and ability as part of the ArtsAbility Festival at Artscape.

Framing art is both a convenience and a cause of discomfort. Frames help to ‘see’ or ‘read’ the art work it contains, helps one to know where the art begins and ends, helps to give the art work a context.

But it is also a discomfort as it can unwittingly limit how we read the art work. Providing too much context stops the work from living as freely as it was created. Framing an art work, art conversation or even an art festival with the word ‘ability’ or ‘disability’ is therefore both helpful and uncomfortable, enabling and limiting.

This panel comprising artists, choreographers and academics will probe these issues amongst others.

Occurring as part of the ArtsAbility Festival at Artscape, the panel features members of two excellent companies.

  • International choreographer Rachid Ouramdane and performer Annie Hanauer (who present the riveting and internationally acclaimed TORDRE later in the day) are joined by
  • Cape Town’s much loved Unmute company represented by Andile Vellum and Nadine McKenzie. Completing the panel will be Dr. Gerard Samuel from the Dance Department, University of Cape Town (UCT).

The panel will be moderated by Jay Pather, Director of the Institute for Creative Arts at UCT.

NOTE: TORDRE will be performed in Cape Town on 28th of November at 19h30 at the Artscape Theatre Centre as part of the ArtsAbility Festival. It is brought to you in South Africa by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble and the Alliance Française du Cap. Bookings through Computicket.

While the Panel event is free, seating is limited so please be sure to confirm your attendance:

WHEN: Tuesday 28 November, 13.00 – 14.30
WHERE: Artscape Theatre – iSibaya Room
Inquiries/RSVP:  Refreshments will be provided.

Photo credit – TORDRE ©Patrick Imbert