Installations at the Rhodes Drama Department


We would like to welcome you to an imaginative installation featuring works by Drama Department staff and postgraduate students. Come and explore the hidden crevices and secret spaces of the Theatre Building, where lights and sound and bodies in movement wait to be discovered.
Time: 2.30 – 5pm and 6.30-9pm
Venue: Rhodes Theatre
Tickets prices: R20 – Students, R40 – Full,
Free for Drama students & Group discounts available
Tickets available @ Theatre Cafe

Some of the rooms waiting for you:

Palimpsest by Illka Louw
Palimpsest invites the audience to experience layers and traces of the designer’s presence on paper, in a model, in the movement of materials on stage and finally, the manner in which a production leaves the audience’s spirit; enriched and hopefully inspired. palimpsest noun [C] uk ​ /ˈpæl.ɪm.sest/ /ˈpæl.ɪmp.sest/
* a very old text or document in which writing has been removed and covered or replaced by new writing              * something such as a work of art that has many levels of meaning, types of style, etc. that build on each other:
“As a theatre designer, my love for the materials of my art has played a large part in the shaping of my creative and professional life. It has informed the way I  make theatre and is the inspiration for this design-led theatrical installation”.

Light, Dark, Sound, Silence
…texts cloistered in the pregnant belly of the orchestra pit are coming to life…the darkness grasps at voices, embraces sounds…stories reflect / remember, forget … (2018 Hons Writing Students read selections of their work, accompanied by musical selections. With: Upile Bongco, Rafé Green, Meghan Harris and Jordan Pitt)

Sonic and Soul
A musical installation, with performances from Katlego Gabashane, accompanied by Evelyn Notoane. A soul connection journey with acapella sounds, harmonies and indigenous instruments.


Choreographic Encounters
Honours Choreography students, Rafé Green, Meghan Harris, Yolanda Soji and Jordan Pitt, individually explore the creation and performance of moving images in immersive environments and will present choreographic encounters between performing and spectating bodies in various spaces within the Drama Department building.

Rafé Green
Title: Sakanade
Times: 3.30-4.30; 7.30-8.30
Performers: Ashwin May, Tamarisk Glogauer
Audience Capacity: 10 audience members at a time.
Venue: Movement Room

Meghan Harris
Title: Asphyxiate
Performed by Kitty Chang; Josh Groome
Venue: Gel Room

Jordan Pitt
Title: “Post”
Performed: Tino Mudiwa
Venue: Upper Studio

Yolanda Soji
Title: Turning Point
Venue: Dressing Room 4
Trigger Warning: It deals with Domestic/Women Abuse.
Those with lighting sensitivity, please beware.
Maximum audience members: 10-12.

Exhale is a motivational journey towards oneself. Created by designer Shiba Sopotela and
performed by Nthatisi Mashike. Exhale communicates the battles and triumphs that face a
woman, and especially women of colour. Every day becomes a site of having to prove
yourself, whether this is at work or in a partnership.

Making light of it:
‘An interactive disassembly of a lighting design’
Come and experience and explore individual elements which go into creating a lighting
– Section1: Another Angle
– Section 2: Shadow Play
– Section 3: The colour of magic
– Section 4: Shape Shifter
– Section 5: Photons in Motion
Conceptualised by Tersia du Plessis
Facilitated by Uvile Ximba and Mmatumisang Motsisi

Koko! My Notice Moment…
A Spectactor Experience facilitated by Lalu Mokuku. What did you notice? Share with us CREATively
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.  And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.

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