12 astounding international dance companies, one unforgettable experience

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iKapa Dance Theatre presents the first-ever annual Cape Town International Dance Festival, Town & Township. Supported by the Artscape Theatre Centre, Maboneng Township Arts Experience Festival, and Battery Dance, this electrifying display from around the globe features 12 of the world’s elite dance companies.

This year, audiences will be dazzled with performances from seven countries, including South Africa, the United States, China, Finland and India, as the Festival inspires a connection between people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Running from November  23 to December 6 at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town, and in Gugulethu Township, audiences are guaranteed to be wowed by the energy and dynamism of some of the world’s most celebrated dancers as they explore the theme of migration as an essential element of life.

The meticulously curated programme of works will be complemented by a full-day creative and cultural indulgence at the Maboneng Township Arts Experience Festival in Gugulethu, as well as a series of workshops, film screenings, photo and art exhibitions.

The Cape Town International Dance Festival embraces two important international commemorations – World AIDS Day and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

23 – 24 Nov – Poetry – R150 / R75
25 Nov – Workshop & Dance Films – R50
26 Nov – Workshop – R50
26 Nov – Dance Discussions – Free
27 Nov Poetry – R50
28 Nov – Freedom Stage & Official Festival Opening – Free
28 Nov – Cultures Connect- R500 / R350 / R250 / R100
29 Nov – Future Stage, To The Township, Migration Stage (Gugulethu – bus transport from Artscape included) – R250 / R150 / R100
30 Nov – Heritage Stage – Free
30 Nov – Film Screening – Free
30 Nov – Africa to China – R350 / R250 / R100
01 Dec – Dance for Life – Free
01 Dec – Film Screening – Free
01 Dec – Dance for Health – R250 / R150 / R100
02 Dec  – People’s Stage – Free
02 Dec – Melting Pot – R100
03 Dec – Mobility Stage – Free
03 Dec – Proudly Cape Town – R100

• Town + Township + Culture Day (29 Nov): R750
• Weekend Pass (28 and 29 Nov): R1000
• Full Festival Pass (All Events): R2500

For more information, contact Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian at festival@ikapadancetheatre.co.za or on 021 824 1773  or 079 415 4176.

Tickets can be bought at Artscape Box Office, Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695 and Computicket Outlets.

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