rettet die sockel PUPPE 34Rettet die Sockel – Save the Pedestals!

Rettet die Sockel is a free adaptation for the stage of a story by Ivan Vladislavic. The text is being brought to life by choreographer and director Robyn Orlin and the Handspring Puppet Company, in collaboration with the Puppentheater Halle. The production opens in Halle on 12 October and will travel to the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town next year.

Vladislavic has long been concerned with the life and death of statues and memorials, going back to stories like ‘We Came to the Monument’ (1989) and ‘Propaganda by Monuments’ (1996). The author will read from the original story and other pieces along with translator Thomas Bruckner at the Puppentheater Halle on Sunday 14 October.

Photos from the workshop | Photo credit: Falk Wenzel

Sunday, 10 March 2019 14:15

Save the Pedestals at the Baxter

Save the Pedestals, directed by Robyn Orlin with the Puppentheater Halle and the Handspring Puppet Company, is at the Baxter Theatre for a limited run from 28 to 30 March.

Details here

News and Events

  • Roger Palmer's Spoor at the Latitudes Art Fair

    Roger Palmer is launching his new photo book Spoor at the Latitudes Art Fair in Johannesburg. He will be in conversation with Ivan Vladislavic on Sunday morning 15 September at 11.00 a.m.

    Details here

  • Open Book Festival, 4-8 September 2019

    The Open Book Festival in Cape Town is coming up soon with a very full programme of discussions and other events. Ivan Vladislavic will participate in two panels: 'Peeling the Onion' (5 September at 6.00 pm) and 'Shadow Presence' (6 September at 6.00 pm).

    Programme and other info here

  • Translating the Keys

    Victoria Appelbaum's 'Translating the Keys' uses Ivan Vladislavic's 2006 book Portrait with Keys to explore some of the complexities of translating literature into exhibition form. The exhibition can be seen in the Temporary Gallery at the Origins Centre Museum, Wits University, until 19 August.

  • Durban Literary Festival, 21-23 June

    The Durban Literary Festival will take place at Ike's Books, 48A Florida Road on the weekend of 21-23 June. Ike's is a Durban institution and they have a great set of writers lined up for the first edition of the festival.

    Full programme here

  • The Distance at Kalk Bay Books

    The Distance will be launched at Kalk Bay Books on 2 April. Ivan Vladislavic will be in conversation with Mark Gevisser.

    Details here