Feel like Infecting the City? Be our guest, it’s a free-for-all


Feel like Infecting the City? Be our guest, it’s a free-for-all

Feel free to join in as the arts festival takes over Cape Town’s public spaces this week – it’s nothing but fun

Maggie Connolly, Claudia Stagoff-Belfort, Jamaica Ponder and Kimberley Wipfler

If you see someone leaping between buildings above the streets of Cape Town on Friday or Saturday, you may want to stop to watch. Chances are you will be witnessing the gravity-defying Compagnie Retouramount, a French vertical dance group that will be performing at Cape Town’s Infecting the City festival of public arts (http://infectingthecity.com/2019/).

This is the 11th such festival, which began on November 18. The wide-ranging free-access programme includes:

Artists such as Kopano Maroga, whose performance of Jesus Thesis and other Critical Fabulation examines religion from a strong queer perspective (9pm,  November 21 in St George’s Cathedral);
Sikhumbuzo Makandula focuses on District Six in Zizimase through music and oral history storytelling (9pm, November 21 and 22, District 6 Museum);
Poetry and music outfit Soundz of the South will be engaging with the politics of public transport through their installation in front of the Cape Town station (11am, November 22 and 23, Strand Street concourse)...

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