No. 9 – BodyTech: Contemporary performance arts & digital technology #bodytech

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The Ar(t)chive presents BodyTech, an innovative platform for exploring the South African performing body’s relationship with technology. This overview explores the historical and current landscape of contemporary dance and technology in South Africa by engaging with pioneers in the field of dance, performance and technology.  BodyTech will also investigate the complexities of technology in theatre dance –  from technical, collaborative and practical points of view. BodyTech will, in addition, present workshops and a major cutting edge public dance commission developed and performed by Athena Mazarakis in partnership with consulting engineering firm Bushveld Labs.

Symposium: Tech Chutzpah – Tracing the digital rise in South African contemporary performance rooted in a history of dancers, choreographers and visual artists engaging with internet cameras, video and other technologies with hallmark ingenuity.

Please note the workshops will be held at University Corner, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein and are by invite only.


Date: 5 Sept – Marrying Movement with Image – Concept with Choreography

Time: 10:00 – 16:30

Venue: University Corner 16th Floor, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein

By Invitation

Date:  6 Sept –  Portal: An Insight – the Performance process

Time:  14:00 – 15:00

Venue: iThube Gallery, Braamfontein


Date: 4 & 5 Sept – Portal: the Prequel

Time: 19:00

NB: Change of venue: 1st floor corridor,  DIZ Building, 111 Smit Street, Braamfontein.

Cost: Free (5th sold out, to attend performance on 4 Sept –  email  here )

Open to the public

Symposium Tech Chutzpah

Venue: iThuba Gallery, Braamfontein.

Cost: Free Event

Performance Dates: 6 Sept

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Open to the public

Enquiries and rsvps


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Start: September 4, 2015
End: September 6, 2015
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iThuba Gallery.

100 Juta Str
Braamfontein, Gauteng South Africa

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  • Workshops – 5 Sept @ 10:00 – 16:30
  • Workshops – 6 Sept @ 14:00 – 15:00
  • Symposium – 4-5 Sept @ 19:00
  • Public Performance - 4 & 5 Sept @ 19:00 on Corner Smit Street and Eendracht Street, Braamfontein.

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