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Infecting the City 2010: The Spier Public Arts Festival, 13 – 20 Feb, Cape Town


INFECTING THE CITY (ITC) the Spier Public Arts Festival hits the streets of Cape Town for its third year from the 13th-20th February.

Get out of your comfort zone and engage with exciting large-scale site-specific performance art pieces, choreographic works, installations and low-key interventions. Intriguing participating artists come from South Africa, Zimbabwe, China, the UK, the USA, Greece, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. A wealth of diversity, viewpoints and talent.

ITC 2010 is themed ‘Human Rite’, asking artists to refigure the public spaces of the inner city as arenas in which we confront some of our demons and attempt to put them to rest. To seek out silent memories and invisible stories and celebrate them. To look for what needs to be righted, and ’rited’.

Witness the new creative voice of 21st century urban Africa. The full programme is available on Share your views on the facebook page. Spread the infection, forward this email on to your networks.

For further information please contact Felicia Pattison-Bacon on 021 422 0468 or email

Don’t be caught uninfected!

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Badilisha! Brief: Berceuse (Lullaby) (Video)

Mwila Mambwe, Jamala Safari and Tania van Schalkwyk

The trio of Tania van Schalkwyk (SA), Mwila Mambwe and Jamala Safari (both DRC) collaborated in a performance called “Berceuse (Lullaby)” at the 2009 Badilisha! Poetry X-Change. Here is a clip of the performance:

Video: from “Berceuse (Lullaby)”

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Sing Along to White Chocolate at the Spier Poetry Festival

The wild and woolley White Chocolate show – singled out yesterday as one of the highlights White Chocolate Flyer of the Spier Poetry Festival – being set in Africa, why not sing along? BOOK SA has sourced write-postlyrics to one of the songs – scroll down while practicing your English, Xhosa, French and Niger-Congo inflections!

But first, here’s a blurb on White Chocolate from the horse’s mouth, avante-garde performance maestro Brett Bailey himself:


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