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Book launch: Jay Pather, Performance and Spatial Politics in SA

A new book by University of California Professor of Drama Ketu H. Katrak looks at the work of choreographer Jay Pather.

Titled Jay Pather, Performance and Spatial Politics in South Africa, the project offers the first full-length monograph on the award-winning choreographer, theatre director, curator, and creative artist. Working within the contexts of African studies, dance, theatre, and performance, Katrak explores the extent of Pather’s productive career but also places him and his work in the South African and global arts scene.

Attend the online launch and discussion

Jay Pather book
‘Jay Pather, Performance and Spatial Politics in South Africa’ is the first full-length monograph on the award-winning choreographer, theatre director, curator, and creative artist.

In an online launch and discussion, Katrak, Professor of Drama, University of California, Irvine, will be in conversation with choreographer, curator, and Director of the ICA, Pather, moderated by Nomusa Makhubu, Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Cape Town.
     The conversation includes Professor Catherine Cole, University of Washington, Seattle; Khanyisile Mbongwa, Chief Curator of the Stellenbosch Triennale; Dr Mbongeni Mtshali, academic and artist, and Bob Meintjies of Afrovibes Festival based in the Netherlands (Pather is Artistic Director of Afrovibes). These conversations will be punctuated by short dance works with Neliswa Rushualang, Sibusiso Gantsa, Noxolo Rushualang and Ntlantla Maxhobi spanning four generations of Artistic Director Jay Pather’s Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre.
     Attend the online launch of Jay Pather, Performance and Spatial Politics in South Africa from 19:00 – 20:00 (SAST) on Thursday 15 April 2021. The launch is hosted by Illuminations, at the University of California Irvine, the Chancellor’s initiative on arts and culture.

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