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Performance Art
18+ (MLNVS)

Language: English
Company: Gavin Krastin and First Physical Theatre Company

Curator: Gavin Krastin
Assistant Curator and Dramaturg: Alan Parker
Production Managers: Toby Ngomane and Taryn Benad
Performing Artists: Ashwin May, Lesego Chauke, Mbali Ndlozi, Meghan Harris, Tazm. Pillay, Mmatumisang Kgosigadi ya ga Motsisi, Tandile Melubakho Mbatsha, Wezile Mgibe

Audience members wander through the space, engaging and staying with each live-art encounter as they determine 

Inhabiting spaces throughout Makhanda’s old Power Station, Arcade presents an immersive assemblage of durational body-based live-art performances. An imagined, fleeting, pop-up gallery of performance art. All of the live-art encounters happen simultaneously and audiences can structure their journey as they wish, engaging with the performances at their own discretion.

This performance exhibition features eight young and emerging transdisciplinary artists who have come together to form a curious collection of live-art performances in a maze-like space to agitate the content and forms of performance.

Arcade is a nomadic platform that was launched in Cape Town in 2018 by seasoned performance artist Gavin Krastin with the aim of supporting and encouraging young performance artists. This year, Krastin partners with First Physical Theatre Company to present a fresh iteration of Arcade where young artists can position their practice on the ‘main stage’ in a professional arena.

Arcade is supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa and First Physical Theatre Company



  1. than.vlachos 29 June 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Shame on NAF for booking venues so far from town. If you’re going to make the venue so far away at least make it easy to arrange transport there. These tickets were a waste of money because we couldn’t even get to the venue. Not everyone has a car

  2. Jules.hempel 1 July 2019 at 6:24 pm

    If I knew it was experimental I wouldn’t have booked. I felt like the audience was the actual show. Us all trying to to interpret the art in most of the scene was absurd.

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