- Zandi Sherman – MA Sociology Student at UCT.
- Busisiwe Ncane Deyi – cisgender queer feminist/transfeminist.
- Tiffany Kagure Mugo – Feminist & founder of HOLAAfrica
- Sian Ferguson – Feminist Writer
- Sivu Onesipho Siwisa
- and a guest poet.
Our vision for Walk: South Africa is centred around a sparse aesthetic that foregrounds the figure of the woman. Its focus is very much on the six women performers and considering the unavoidable, physical fact of their bodies – a fact which we understand rape culture to seek to obfuscate or erase.
26 September 2014 at 22.00
27 September 2014 at 15.30
30 September 2014 at 16.00
01 October 2014 at 13.00
CAPE TOWN’S WOMEN ARE WALKING…from St George’s Cathedral to Artscape to celebrate Women’s Day, unify the Mother City, and mark the achievements of women. Everyone is invited to participate in this event which will launch the Women’s Day activities of the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival.
The Women’s Humanity Walk is coordinated by WOMAN ZONE, Artscape and the South African Faith and Family Institute (SAFFI) and is a walk of unity, solidarity and celebration. The walkers will be addressed and blessed by women faith leaders at St George’s Cathedral before proceeding to Artscape. This is an opportunity to get to know and share with others from the diverse cultures of our city.
Welcoming the walkers at the Artscape Theatre Centre for the start of the day’s Festival programme will be Thandi Swartbooi‘s drumming group Women Unite and the Amy Biehl Foundation Marimbas.
If your limited ability prevents you from participating in the whole walk, you are invited to meet the arriving walkers on the Artscape Piazza and complete the walk with the group.
WOMAN ZONE is a movement designed to bring together all women from the Mother City’s cultural kaleidoscope. To get to know one another better, to share stories and experiences, work together, learn from each other – and above all to highlight and promote their past, present and future achievements, not their victimhood. Cape Town’s women are for unity and for integration.
THE ARTSCAPE WOMEN’S HUMANITY ARTS FESTIVAL has for the past seven years included the disabled and disenfranchised communities, women and men from all walks of life. It is Artscape’s response to highlight the lack of “humanity” which marginalized groups face on a daily basis in South Africa, with particular emphasis on women and the disabled. From 6 to 9 August a wide range of events, stage productions, workshops, book launches and exhibits take place in the theatre centre and offer something for everyone. Full programme: http://www.artscape.co.za
SAFFI, officially launched in 2010, recognizes that religion plays an integral part in the continuation and eradication of gender-based violence against women and in intimate relationships and society. Our vision is to see women, men and children live their full potential in a society free from gender based violence where faith and justice are honoured.
Start: 09h00 walkers will gather at St George’s Cathedral to leave approximately 09h30
Finish: 10h30 Artscape
- Contact person: Woman Zone
- Phone: +27(0)83 431 9986
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.womanzonect.com
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Gibney Dance has been a leading dance and social action company in the United States since 1991. The Company is internationally renowned for its passionate, and technically superb artistic work as well as its mission to use movement for the empowerment of others. The Community Action (CA) program began in 2000 and now offers 500 free movement workshops per year to survivors in the New York area, and throughout the US. The program has recently expanded its Community Action program to an international level, forming the Global Community Action Residency (CAR) program. Global CAR has since visited Montreal, Canada (2010) and Istanbul, Turkey (2013) and has been recognized for its accomplishments. Building on the successful program in Istanbul, the Community Action program is now leveraging lead support from the Agnes Varis Trust to cultivate $15,000 in funding from other sources in our next location of Cape Town.
By combining artistic activities with training in social activism, Community Action Residencies create a powerful platform for cultural exchange on many levels. Gibney Dance will collaborate with an artistic partner in South Africa, iKapa Dance Theatre, to share each company’s different artistic processes and dance practices with local dancers and with children in the townships. Both companies will also perform live for the general public on May 23rd at the OnPointe Dance and Wellness Centre at 112 Loop Street, 5th Floor. Gibney Dance will also work with a social services partner in South Africa, the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, which will open up its facilities for Gibney Dance’s free Community Action Training Weekend on May 24-25 that will equip local artists and social service workers with the tools and resources to launch their own arts/social service programs. The Centre will also be the first in South Africa to host our signature Community Action movement workshops for its residents. The US Embassy in Cape Town is generously assisting in the promotion of our events to their networks, and will take part in some of the activities we have planned including the performance, a reception, and a panel discussion on arts and social action from an international perspective. Currently we have social service organizations attending the Community Action workshop weekend including IRFSA, Embrace Dignity, Haven Night Shelter, as well as dance teachers-in-training from the University of Cape Town dance department and iKapa’s own outreach specialists.
Gibney Dance is committed to building a quiet, yet powerful global network of support for domestic violence survivors. In South Africa, Gibney Dance hopes to begin to lay the groundwork for a sustainable international program. We are seeking all amounts of support that may be available through local organizations, corporations, and individuals with a passion for the arts and the desire to make a difference in the community. Any interest for sponsorship can be directed to Global CAR Director, Janessa Clark email@example.com. Inquiries can also be made through Janessa for attending the free CAR training weekend May 24-25.