Dance Drama Merger
In 2018 the Department of Drama and the School of Dance will merge into one entity focusing on the study of performance in general with specialisations in Theatre and Dance. All students applying to study either Theatre or Dance at UCT from 2018...
Dancing in the Dark
This short, dance work explores notions of Black Dance and is purposefully tongue-in-cheek. It is not a literal viewing of dances rather an exploration of emotions and taboos that are frequently kept in the dark. The 40mins dance work traces a...
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Confluences 9: Deciphering decolonization in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century
What does decolonialism mean for those who are engaged in Dance curriculum preparation, delivery and assessment? How does the subject of Dance Pedagogy meaningfully respond to the diverse opinions and paths already explored on this complex and...


Sunday, 22 April 2018
Dancing Prism

Dance has long been an expression of our humanity and  a marker of traditional and contemporary cultural identities. The Dance section of the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UCT presents Dancing Prism - a spectrum of rich, and at times, decolonial embodied conversations among and between traditional and contemporary dance heritages (Irish, Indonesian, African contemporary, Spanish, Classical ballet, Caribbean dance and contemporary dance).

Publication Date:
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:00
Provocations - 3rd Year Choreography Showcase

Our talented third-year students will be presenting their student choreographies tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm at the School of Dance. In a course convened by lecturer and artist Alan Parker, students are encouraged to push artistic and choreographic boundaries as they explore different choreographic approaches to dance making. Join us if you can for this student-led production.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 15:15
The Argument

School of Dance students delivered a strong performance at the Born Frees production, “Hear our voices”, which was held at Artscape theatre from July 13-15. The Argument choreographed by Marlin Zoutman, UCT faculty member and Artistic Director of New World Dance Theatre explores the dynamic relationship between humans, in particular the male-female relationship, through highly charged physicality and raw emotions. The overall aesthetic of the contemporary work, a paradoxical interplay of wild, and raw movements performed with clean and detailed precision was powerfully embodied by the cast of third and fourth year dancers. Our dance studies continue to be enriched by our partnerships with local professional dance companies and artists.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:00
Dancing in the Dark

One performance only. Wednesday 16 August. This mixed bill explores notions of Black Dance and is purposefully tongue-in-cheek. From Katherine Dunham to reggae, hip hop to mpantsula, the notion of ‘noble savage’ is critiqued, and repositioned. The audience is invited to a free, pre-performance talk with the directors which will be held in the theatre foyer from 19H00.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 12:00