Unusual Bones. is a collective of creatives in Cape Town, that seeks to explore alternative and interdisciplinary ways of creating projects through a collaborative framework. The collective focuses on creating projects that seek to question and explore the human spirit in South Africa.
Unusual Bones. is a collective created by Emilie Badenhorst and Kanya Viljoen who are both working in creative fields in and around South Africa.
Ultimately, Emilie wants to continue creating empowering work that explores intimacy and the messiness of our human connection.
Kanya Viljoen is a writer, director and film- and theatre-maker from Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, Kanya is completing her MA in Theatre-Making, with a specialisation in Practice as Research, as a Andrew W Mellon scholar.
Recently, Kanya wrote and directed RAAK, which has been nominated and won awards at the Free State Arts Festival, Toyota US Woordfees, Kyknet Fiëstas. Kanya won the South African Theatre Magazine’s Best Emerging Director Award. Other productions include Like Hamlet (Anex Theatre Bursary), mank (Kunste Onbeperk’s Teksmark Writers Bursary), Die Skrif Is Aan Die Muur (KKNK, Cape Town Art Week, the DOAR Gallery and the Institute of Creative Art’s Infecting the City) and Jessie, Die Man en Die Maan (Jakes Gerwel Writing Residency, NATi and Suidoosterfees selection). Kanya also writes for various literary magazines, includes JA.Magazine, Ons Klyntji and Between the Pillar and the Post: an Anthology in South Africa.