UKZN’s School of Arts together with the Durban University of Technology, the Confucius Institute and the SA Centre for Digital Languages Resources (SADILAR), hosted a Foreign Language Teaching International Conference in Umhlanga.
First year classical pianist student Mr Lindokuhle Mbothwe has won the Marc Raubenheimer Memorial Scholarship – a prestigious nationwide award open to all young classical pianists in South Africa.
The annual Poetry Africa Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities, takes place in Durban from 7 to 12 October 2019.
UKZN’s Drama and Performance Studies Department hosted internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and scriptwriter Mr Gregory Maqoma at this year’s Dance Experia Festival at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg.
UKZN Drama and Performance studies students have been cast in the acclaimed production Nongogo, by world-renowned playwright Athol Fugard, to be performed at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban from 3-6 October.
The Digital Arts discipline in the School of Arts recently opened their photographic exhibition called ‘Faces and Places’ at the Jack Heath Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. This is an important milestone as it marks the reintroduction of digital photography to the Digital Arts programme for the first time since 2014.
UKZN alumnus Mr Bonwa Mbontsi is a recipient of the prestigious 2019 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, in honour of the memory of Eric Mshengu Shabalala who tragically passed away in 2011. He shares the award with fellow Pietermaritzburg dance-maker Ms Tegan Peacock.
Dr Mathodi Motsamayi was thrilled to graduate with his PhD in Art history from the Centre for Visual Arts (CVA) in the College of Humanities.
JOMBA! one of the few remaining contemporary dance festivals in South Africa, had a successful opening night at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon theatre.
UKZN Music student Ms Nosihe Zulu presented a solo concert at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Howard College campus and also launched a new musical venture.