All abilities take to the stage

2018-11-20 06:01

The much-anticipated ArtsAbility festival, presented by the Unmute Dance Theatre in association with the Artscape Theatre Centre is celebrating the International Week for Persons Living with Disabilities from Tuesday 27 November to Sunday 2 December at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

Unmute ArtsAbility Festival is entering its 4th year of showcasing groundbreaking inclusive multi-disciplinary art works to a South African audience.

The festival is an annual integrated arts platform that presents world-class collaborative artistic works by artists with mixed abilities (artists living with and without disabilities).

This festival incorporates dance, live music, poetry, visual arts, film, fashion design, art installations, theatre and site-specific performances as a medium to challenge the public’s misconception on people living with disabilities.

These artworks will encourage people to break stereotypes and educate people about living in an integrated and inclusive society.

The productions that are featured this year include Longitude of Silence, a collaboration between a Durban-based dance company Flatfoot and Unmute Dance Company, One At A Time by Swiss/Italian choreographer Alessandro Schiattarella and the Ability Market that will be presenting Cape Town’s young designers, visual artists, fashion designers and craft makers.

One of the events will take place on Tuesday 27 November at 17:30 at the Opera Bar.

This is a free event, created by Ute Sengebusch and Jonas Gillmann (Switzerland)

Time to think, time to reflect and time to exchange is limited. The format “Guestroom” provides an artistic framework, which focusses on the pleasure and the process of thinking. Artistic inputs are the starting point for exchange, talks, discussions or collective actions. Guestroom means space and time spent by a random group who thinks collectively and learn by that experience – sensually, socially and creatively. The given framework and rules guarantee security and provide space for discussions with regards to the content.

Guestroom is an analog chatroom for the 21st century.

Free Event, Booking is essential: RSVP at unmuteproject@gmail.com

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