Cape Town Talking Heads

Infecting the City Festival 2016

Meeting the 'Cape Town Talking Heads' was always part of the Infecting the City Festival. Although these sessions are independently run in various events, now get ready for the second session of the annual Cape Town Infecting the City festival.

For more info on the Cape Town 'Talking Heads' initiatives by the Africa Centre read on here. Although the festival format has changed over the years, it now offers four inspiring sessions with even more experiences to get close to local artists and creatives. Session 1 took place in the Company’s Garden in March with thought-provoking works by the likes of the iNdoni Arts & Leadership Academy, Anthea Moys, and Hasan and Husain Essop. On 12 and 13 April you can enjoy the second part of sessions of the four part festival.

Session 2 of the Infecting the City Festival (ITC) which start today will travel the length of St Georges Mall and includes a new collaboration between two of South Africa’s most exciting performance artists, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Chuma Sopotela – who will deconstruct the representation of female bodies in music videos. 

Infecting the City Festival - Session 2

Get ready for meeting some of South Africa's greatest talents of performing arts. Experience a 60-second encounter with a stranger in Tamryn Pelser’s intimate work. Get closer to the vibrant signature choreography of Sibonelo Dance and an intriguing performance installation made with shape-shifting mosquito netting created by the Angolan artist, Cristiano Mangovo.

The sessions start in Cape Town's CBD - St Georges Mall, on 12 April 2016 and 13 April 2016at 11h00 with repeats both days. 

Cape Town Infecting the City Session 3

Session 3, called Kasi-2-Kasi, curated by Mandisi Sindo will bring rising and established stars in dance, music, visual arts and performance to the public. These Sessions include Elvis Sibeko’s new work, Black Tears, putting healing in motion through potent choreography; an exhibition of compelling artworks by visual artists Anathi Tyawa and Cinga Samson; a dynamic dance theatre from Melisa Peter that tracks the journey of a black woman navigating the standards of the modern world; and Addis Ababa Assembly performing an innovative lekgothla, in which matters of Africa are ‘discussed’ through music, poetry and song.

Infecting the City Session 4

Expect cutting edge performance and visual arts taking to the streets of Khayelitsha for the first time from 1pm on 30 April.

A repeat of Session 3, Session 4 is called Kasi-2-Kasi and is curated by Mandisi Sindo. It will bring rising and established stars in dance, music, visual arts and performance to the public. These Sessions include Elvis Sibeko’s new work, Black Tears, putting healing in motion through potent choreography; an exhibition of compelling artworks by visual artists Anathi Tyawa and Cinga Samson; a dynamic dance theatre from Melisa Peter that tracks the journey of a black woman navigating the standards of the modern world; and Addis Ababa Assembly performing an innovative lekgothla, in which matters of Africa are ‘discussed’ through music, poetry and song.

The Africa Centre, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), formerly known as the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), is excited to bring you Session 4 of the Infecting the City (ITC) Sessions 2016.

More info about this Cape Town Festival

Infecting the City Festival - Session 2:

When? 12 April 2016 and 13 April 2016 at 11h00 with repeats both days

Where? St Georges Mall, Cape Town CBD

How much? FREE:-)

Infecting the City Festival - Session 3:

When? 23 April 2016 at 13h00

Where? Delft Spar, Main Road, Delft South

How much? FREE:-)

Infecting the City Festival - Session 4:

When? 20 April 2016 at 13h00

Where? Khayelitsha Mall, cnr Steve Biko Drive & Walter Sisulu Road, Khayelitsha

How much? FREE:-)


For more information: www.infectingthecity.com/2016/festival/

Infecting The City Sessions 2016 is presented by The Africa Centre, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts (formerly known as the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts – GIPCA) and is made possible with support from the City of Cape Town, Africa Centre, Spier, ICA and Pro-Helvetia.

Click here for more info about the Infecting the City Festival


Source Cape Town Talking Heads: Thanks to Rabbit in a Hat Communications/ITC - Image Credits to Xolani Tulumani

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