National Arts Festival 2020: Day 11 Programme and Highlights

Chuma Sopotela in Baleli ngangubo-nye: Esifuthweni
Chuma Sopotela in Baleli ngangubo-nye: Esifuthweni

Having gone virtual for the first time in its 46 year lifespan, the (virtual) National Arts Festival presents its 11 day of 11, boasting over 270 shows in newly digitised offering which are available for viewing until 16 July 2020. 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. 

Day 10 Highlights

DUMILE FENI: 4 PROVOCATIONS

Four seminal performance artists of our time: nora chipaumire;  Chuma Sopotela;  Dorothée Munyaneza, Nadia Beugré each in turn respond to the work and life of South African visual artist, Dumile Feni.

SONGS ARE LIKE THE GRASS: MADOSINI IN CONCERT – EPISODE ELEVEN

A fascinating glimpse into the life and music of the 2020 National Arts Festival Featured Artist.

THE TEXTURE OF SILENCE

The Texture of Silence explores the interface between composed and improvised music and visual art, bringing together jazz, indigenous instruments and the visual musings of Mzwandile Buthelezi.

MESSA DA REQUIEM

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, established originally more than 100 years ago, is in the forefront of quality classical music and education in South Africa.

SEEN PHA KWA J.B!

J Bobs is back. A sketch, a faux concert which plays out as a collection. Of Prose. Of Poems. Of Plays.

THE EYE OF RRE MUTWA

The Eye is Blind That Cannot See – An Afrocyborg homage to Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa (1921-2020)