Symposium on Global Shakespeare

Department: Shakespeare Center

Date and Time: January 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Event Location: HG1010

Event Details


This special afternoon on Global Shakespeare features a a talk by South African choreographer and artist-scholar Jay Pather who has adapted Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as Qaphela Caesar (Beware Caesar) to the South African political context, and presented it in site-specific locations as well as a proscenium theater venue.

Pather's talk will be followed by presentations by three UCI graduate students and recent PhDs: Letty Garcia (Drama), Anandi Rao (Comparative Literature) and Sheiba Kian Kaufman (English).

Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Director, at UCT of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), recently renamed Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke Dance Theater Company.  A Fulbright Scholar, he read for an MA in Dance Theatre at New York University IN THE 1980S and since then has been based in South Africa during and after apartheid.  Pather’s work has traveled widely extending across discipline, site and culture. He has collaborated with visual artists, architects and urban planners, since 1984, taking his inter-cultural performances into public spaces and working with the architecture of Johannesburg, Durban, London, Zanzibar, Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Mumbai, Muscat, New Delhi, Copenhagen and Cape Town. Pather is Curator, since 2012 of "Infecting the City Public Arts Festival" held each year across the city of Cape Town.
Contact: Ketu Katrak (Drama) and Julia Lupton (English)