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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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Word Weavers Gather for Spier Poetry Exchange

Spier Poetry ExchangeFor five exciting days, from 29 January to 02 February 2008, the Spier Poetry Exchange will offer Cape Town audiences a celebration of the word – written, spoken, sung and even explored on screen, bringing together 14 inspired solo performances and 4 collaborative productions by local and international wordsmiths.

The Poetry Exchange is presented in collaboration with Winternachten, the well-known writers network based in The Hague.

This is the first of three Spier Arts Festivals, which represent the re-birth of the Spier Arts Summer Season under the umbrella of the Africa Centre, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and celebrating the rich history and contemporary practice of African arts and culture.

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