Renowned South African ballet master, Johaar Mosaval, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town in March 2020. During his career, Mosaval had a string of groundbreaking achievements and rose to the rank of senior principal dancer of the UK’s Royal Ballet by 1965. He was also a pioneeer and a teacher in South Africa. Johaar Mosaval has been awarded the Doctor of Music (honoris causa) degree.
Reimagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is again offering 4 two-year MA scholarships, each to the value of the annual amount of R105,000, to students at an appropriate level who have performance experience and training and are interested in research-led, theatre making, using artistic research methods, and who have a demonstrable interest in the themes of the project.
It is with deep sadness that over this past weekend we learnt via social media of the brutal attack and death of one of our former students, Kirvan Fortuin. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all in their family, friends and loved ones.
Kirvan had joined the School of Dance in 2010 and had appeared in numerous student productions and tours. They were well loved and remembered by so many for their bold nature, flamboyance and curiosity. Kirvan returned recently from CODARTS, Rotterdam where they had received a bursary to engage more fully with their passion choreography. In 2018 they registered for their Honours level study and was hoping to complete this work back at their alma mater. Regrettably, this was not to be ...
As part of the new Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP), sponsored by the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of the Staffing South Africa’s Universities Framework (SSAUF), the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies in the Faculty of Humanities is seeking to attract black South African applicants of 40 years or younger for one full-time position as lecturer in the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies.