Having gone virtual for the first time in its 46 year lifespan, the (virtual) National Arts Festival presents its eight day of 11, boasting over 270 shows in newly digitised offering. Viewers are able to access the festival by buying a R600 festival pass for the entire duration of the festival, or buying tickets for select events. Running completely virtual for the first time in the festival's 46 year history, the festival will be presenting work that speaks to these unique times, and will feature the results of many new collaborations, experimental forms and new ways to engage with the arts and audiences.
An exploration of the Sepedi language through song by BLK JKS band member, Tshepang Ramoba.
A 3d volumetrically-captured 360 video which imagines scenes from Distell National Playwright Competition’s 2020 award-winning play Another Kind of Dying by Amy Louise Wilson. Video created by artist Francois Knoetze with music by Dumama + Kechou.
History, colonialism, growth, nostalgia, decay and transformation collide in this introduction to Lagos, as three characters mould the identity of their megacity and where they belong in it.
Please note that shows are available from their day of premiere until 16 July 2020.