From 9 – 14 March, the Infecting the City public arts festival will inject the City of Cape Town’s public spaces with music, visual and performance art, dance, video and art forms without definition.
The Festival includes a curatorial panel this year rather than a single curator. Curators Farzanah Badsha, Nadja Daehnke, Mandla Mbothwe and curatorial intern Mandisi Sindo bring their own perspectives to the programme from a range of artistic disciplines and contexts. Festival Curator Jay Pather also returns this year to oversee the process.
Below are some of the many highlights included in this year’s Festival programme:
- Composed by Neo Muyanga, Madness – A Preliminary Sketch is a multi-media work with choir that explores issues of mental health in today’s demanding society;
- Inspired by /Xam mythology and poetry, Prayer to the New Moon by New Moon Collective offers an evocative night-time performance in the spectacular setting of the Castle of Good Hope;
- Bedlam Oz’s international street theatre classic Slinkie Love will entertain audiences with a charming story of two 6-metre slinkies falling in love;
- Khosi by Luthando Mthi incorporates traditional music and dance to explore the significance of ancient religious rituals for the people of the South;
- Francois Knoetze’s urban, mythological creatures composed of garbage and other waste materials will traipse around the Strand Concourse Centre in Cape Mongo;
- Living Room Dancers by Nicole Seiler feeds our voyeuristic appetites with intimate dance performances, visible from the street with binoculars, in flats throughout the CBD.
The programme has been designed to stimulate curiosity, exploration and wonder for the City, challenging our default habits and patterns when it comes to living, working and playing in the City.
Join us on 9 March at 18:00 inside the Groote Kerk on 43 Adderley Street for the Launch of the Festival.
Follow the conversation via #InfectingCT
Download the full programme here