Associate Professor François du Toit, from the South African College of Music at UCT, has won this year’s Creative Works Award for the Five Beethoven Concerti, played on two consecutive nights with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He described the six-month preparation (five to six hours daily) for the 90-minute concerts as being like “practising for a marathon”.
Professor David Chidester’s UCT Book Award-winning Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2014) is part of the scholar’s ongoing efforts to decolonise his discipline, the academic study of religion.
The UCT School of Dance presents Confluences 9 : Deciphering decolonisation in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century from 11 to 14 July 2017. The Dance sector including academics, artists, dancers and choreographers will descend on Cape Town for this significant event.
Quick and dirty are not usually adjectives you want to associate with your research. But it has proven an apt description for the work of – and deliberate tactic by – postgraduate students from the Centre for Film & Media Studies, who investigated the media’s role in tackling spatial inequality in Cape Town.