Art Month | Rolex Arts Comes To CPT

More than 200 renowned artists and arts leaders from South Africa and around the world will gather at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Centre on 8 and 9 February to attend the prestigious Rolex Arts Weekend. 

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2018-2019, Protégé group meeting.

The Arts Weekend, a series of public events – talks, readings, exhibitions, and performances, including two world premieres – will feature the work of the 2018−2019 protégés of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative with their mentors.

Highlights over the weekend include dance, architecture, literature, music, art symposia and cinema. The Saturday is dedicated to dance and architecture and Sunday to literature and music. 

The Arts Weekend kicks off on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30, with the symposium entitled Who is Unrepresented in the Arts Today? The Arts in Times of Polarization, in the Main Theatre. Professor Homi K. Bhabha will lead the discussions with Lara Foot, Annemarie Jacir, Yo Yo Ma and Wole Soyinka.

Crystal Pite, mentor in dance, with her protégée Khoudia Touré at ScotiaBank Dance Center, Vancouver BC Canada.

The Sunday programme starts at 14.00 until 15.30, with the second symposium, moderated by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, with William Kentridge, Tracy K Smith, Mira Nair, Stephen Frears, and Robert Wilson, entitled Other Muses: Inspirations from Elsewhere, in the Main Theatre.

Booking is now open for the public to attend any of the events, discussions or the symposia, by booking through Webtickets, online at or at Pick n Pay stores. Ticket prices are only R100 throughout and R50 for students. All proceeds will go the Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival.

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