Verve Project

An annual VERVE Physical Theatre and Performance Art platform by TUT Drama programme since 2000.

I conceptualised this model for the B Tech drama students specialising in Physical Theatre to showcase their final applied projects. Undergraduate students are included as performers alongside themselves as a peer empowerment initiative: >40 student performers per year.

This platform seeks to unite the dynamics of physical theatre performers in Pretoria, where the focus is on composition and performance. The programme includes a range of physical theatre choreographers and performers and attempts to broaden understanding and shift perceptions of what it means to compose and perform physical theatre pieces. Over the years, elements of performance/live art have also begun to surface, adding a dynamic drive to the platform.