live art platforms


performance opportunities. artistic residencies. movement workshops. participatory events.

live art platforms


performance.opportunities. artistic residencies. movement workshops. 

Artistic platforms and performance initiatives 

We seek to regularly host artistic platforms and performance initiatives where artists can showcase their work. Over the past three years ANY BODY ZINE has set up performance opportunities, artistic residencies, movement workshops and participatory performances. Click through to our projects below:

  • ANY BODY DANCE LAB 100% 100%
  • I call you dance 20% 20%
  • Live Arkive 70% 70%
  • anybody anywhere making 30% 30%
  • f a l l i n g 50% 50%


ANY BODY DANCE LAB (ABDL) was a 6-week residency for artists based in and around Cape Town. Hosted by New Dance Lab, ANY BODY ZINE and the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, it was created in collaboration with the Goethe Institute as part of the Goethe Project-Space. The residency ran over 6 consecutive weekends (16 March -22 April 2018). ABDL focussed on creating a space for independent artists engaged in movement research and performance, who were looking to cultivate and extend their performance practice.

The programme consisted of a series of workshops in improvisation, somatic movement, composition and writing, as well as a facilitated space for developing performance practice. Workshops culminated in performances and a publication.

The project facilitators included: Kristina Johnstone, (New Dance Lab), Thalia Laric (New Dance Lab), Kopano Maroga (ANY BODY ZINE), Nicola van Straaten (ANY BODY ZINE) Julia de Rosenwerth (ANY BODY ZINE), Lucia Walker, Jori Snell, Tossie van Tonder and Tetsuro Fukuhara.

Participants: Adriana Jamisse, Elijah Ndoumbé, John Cartwright, Leilah Kirsten, Louise Westerhout, Luvuyo Nyawose, Matshidiso Skosana, Nico Athene, Qondiswa James, Tiisetso Mashifane, Amy Simons, Tamryn Pelser, Tania Vossgäter, Yonela Makoba, Mia Labuschagne.

Scroll through the visual documentation by Lindsey Appolis below:

 i call you dance 

With eyes turned inward, we walk into the past…

I call you dance was a week of dance performances, workshops and discussions with Adriana Jamisse, CAN Creative (Nathan Bartman and Ciara Baldwin) and Ché Adams that ran from the 24th to the 30th of September 2018 at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective. Curated by Julia de Rosenwerth, it invited conversation around dance as a modality for self-exploration and integration. Themed around looking into the past, each participating artist was invited because they work with or are influenced by historically established music and dance traditions that inform their practice and shape their understandings of why they dance and how they dance.

I call you dance made space to witness and engage with the artists on their practices, influences and inspirations, with an openness to spark more conversation around the roles folk-dance knowledge systems have in contemporary artistic work.

Scroll through the visual documentation by Lindsey Appolis below:

 Live Arkive 

Live Arkive was an experimental exchange between independent performance artists based in Cape Town and Windhoek. The project aimed to seek what is invisible in the archive, exploring different forms of documentation and liveness through interdisciplinary practices.

Live Arkive was conceptualized and performed by Ndinomholo Ndilula (Namibia), Lavinia Kapewasha (Namibia), Coila-Leah Enderstein (South Africa) and Nicola van Straaten (South Africa) in partnership with the National Art Gallery of Namibia and ANY BODY ZINE.

The project travelled across time and space to unravel questions of the archive. The four artists set up performances, sound and space installations and  hosted discussions where conversations around archiving and art-making could occur. Live Arkive took place in several locations both in Windhoek and Cape Town and was supported by an ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Goethe Institut Namibia and the John Muafangejo Art Centre in Nambia.

To download the full Live Arkive zine and find out more about the project, click here.

 anybody anywhere making 

ANY BODY ZINE’s second multidisciplinary performance event was held at the Drawing Room Cafe in Observatory. As the official launch of our first Thundafund campaign, the day included film, poetry, movement and music. Performing artists artists included: Kopano Maroga and Dumama and Kechou.

And, as part of our intention to investigate community-building and group art-making practices, we set up a ‘making-wall’ with 36 empty blocks, inviting attendees to interact, respond to performances, create, stick, glue, re-make, fold, colour in, draw, write on the paper wall. 

 f a l l i n g 

As part of ANY BODY ZINE’s Falling issue we held a studio concert at The Bijou in Observatory. Performances were offered by: Adriana JamisseCoila-Leah Enderstein, Emma Turpen, Jan Wallyn, Julia de Rosenwerth and Kopano Maroga.