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Design Indaba Profile: William Kentridge


Audiences at the Design Indaba conference on Friday will be treated to a talk by legendary artist William Kentridge.

Best known for his charcoal and ink prints, drawings, and animated films, Kentridge's more recent work has seen a shift to on-stage collaborations in theatre and opera. Kentridge's work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world and he has been described as 'South Africa's most internationally acclaimed artist'. As part of this years Design Indaba, Kentridge's Refuse the Houra collaboration with Philip Miller, Dada Masilo, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galiso, will be showing on Thursday and Friday evening at the Cape Town City Hall. The 80 minute performance features Kentridge himself, as well as a chamber opera.

To read more about the show and to book tickets click here.

Later this year Kentridge's production of Berg's Lulu will première at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, a co-production with the English National Opera and the Dutch National Opera. Here's a glimpse at what audiences can expect...