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Infecting Kaapstad


Infecting The City is back this month with 40 unique artworks infiltrating the mother city. The annual public arts festival, presented by The Africa Centre, will be taking over the streets of Cape Town from 10-15 March.

Here’s a taster of what’s on the bill:
• Uncles & Angels – an interactive dance and video collaboration by Mocke J Van Veuren and Nelisiwe Xaba;
• Neo Muyanga will perform Thoriso le Morusu, which is inspired by, and based on, Antjie Krog’s poem Country of Grief and Grace;
• Using candles, Pedro Bustamante’s The Accumulation is Primitive provides visibility to the accumulation and the political subjectivity of maps that represent the GDP data of various countries;
• Swiss performance company DA MOTUS! present their interactive piece and internationally renowned public art work Con Tatto;
• A much anticipated performance by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Greenmarket Square followed by an intervention by conceptual artist Christian Nerf, and a provocative video work called Surveillance by Berlin based artist, Alien Oosting;
• Staged intimate performances along Queen Victoria Road by several choreographers including Mamela Nyamza and Sean Oelf;
• A 60-strong Youth Orchestra playing for 30 Pantsula dancers, directed by Mandisi Sindo;
• Untitled 310 is a music work by Spanish composer Francisco Lopez that is performed by six blindfolded musicians at the historic Centre for the Book;
• Tammy Frazers’ Smellscapes sees the water feature on St George’s Mall imbued with haunting scents each day of the Festival; and
• New York artist Kate Urban uses 50,000 red rose petals to create a sacred pathway at the Station.

Festival launches on 10 March at 6pm in front of the Iziko South African Museum. Check the programme for more details and follow Twitter and Facebook if you keen.

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