#CTIDF at NY144/145 Park, Gugulethu, 3 Dec: Programme

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On Saturday 3 December #CTIDF travels to Gugulethu where the dance stage will headline a day of community activities around NY144 and NY145 Park and Bonga Primary School.

The stage programme will commence at 2pm; the surrounding area will be activated with informal community activities from noon onwards.



12:00 to 14:00 – iKapa Soccer Academy
Venue: Bonga Lower Primary School, NY147, School grounds.
Newly-formed iKapa Soccer Academy runs soccer workshops, coaching clinics & mini
Contact: Bingo Tati 073 480 1517

14:00 to 15:00 – Kids’ Movement Workshop
Venue: CTIDF Stage, cross street, facing the park, between NY 144 and NY 145
Description: Kids’ Movement Workshop, presented by local & international artist.

14:00 until 17:00 – Community Social: Picnic / Park activities / Education

* HOME INNOVATION LABS, a non-profit based in Gugulethu is inviting local
community entrepreneurs and artists to set up stalls in the park area, to
exhibit/sell their products. All vendors will bring their own stalls and
umbrella. Number of vendors will not exceed 20.
Contact: Phindi Nqanqaro
078 904 2913 /

* The IZIKO MOBILE MUSEUM will be in attendance, will exhibit and conduct informal, educational programmes for children.

* The GUGULETHU PUBLIC LIBRARY will be open, with informal, educational programmes for children.

* The Gugulethu Swimming Pool will be open and has a great space, view of the main stage, putt putt and option to cool down.

15:30 to 16:30 – Theatre in the Backyard
Venue: the backyard of a private residence around the festival hub
Description: Theatre in the Backyard presents Wait…Linda (1 hour) Wait… Linda is a dance theatre piece that shows a thin line or gap on how things were done in the olden days and now in the present era, here we find the story of a family that still lives in the olden days- the mother refuses for her child to give
birth in a hospital because of her believes. The obstacle is how and where they
do their rituals in preparation of delivering the baby.
Director: Mhlanguli George
Choreography: Mhlanguli George and Vathiswa Nodlayiya with some sections by Mzo Gasa and Maxwell Xolani Rani
Performed by Vathiswa Nodlayiya
Ticketed event: R50 at the door


16:30 to 19:00 – Cape Town International Dance Festival Ikamva Lethu / Future Stage
Venue: CTIDF Stage, cross street, facing the park, between NY144 and NY145
16:30 to 17:00 Music / DJ / Band
17:00 to 19:00 Performances by local, international and upcoming community groups:
iKapa Dance Theatre, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, De Châtel sur Place, Yaotl Physical Art Company, members of Cape Town City Ballet, 10 Hairy Legs and Oneheart, Vulindlela, PPG, Lukhanyo, Amapantsula, and many more.

19:00 to 20:00 – Theatre in the Backyard – repeat performance.

20:00 till late – Festival after Party – NY 147 Duma’s Falling Leaves
Entrance R30
DJ, Guest Performances by iKapa Dance Theatre & Theatre in the Backyard.

Dance from Riemvasmaak to Rwanda on screen at #CTIDF2016

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Dance films featuring themes as diverse as Riemvasmaak’s Nama dance and choreographer-dancer Dada Masilo’s acclaimed collaborations with artist William Kentridge, will be screened as part of the 2nd Cape Town International Dance Festival on Friday 2 December.

The screenings, hosted by Cape Town-based company Screendance Africa, will feature sixteen short dance films, from South Africa and as far afield as Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Screendance Africa is dedicated to the development, production and distribution of local and international dance films in Africa. The roll presented here was curated by the Directors of Screendance Africa: Jeannette Ginslov and Dominique Jossie.

Riemvasmaak’s Foot Stampers as directed by David Moore is set in this smallest of communities in the far Northern Cape. It highlights a tradition that has gained momentum in recent years, with a riel dance troupe from Wupperthal in the Cedarberg being crowned champions at a World Championship for Performing Arts in the USA.

Acclaimed South African choreographer and dancer Dada Masilo performs in the William Kentridge, Philip Miller and Catherine Meyburgh collaboration, Blowing up the Meridian, created for an installation commissioned in 2012.

Globe Trot is an award-winning, international crowd-sourced dance-film project from 2014 where 50 filmmakers on all seven continents each shot two seconds of dance by choreographer Bebe Miller. Four South African dance film directors contributed towards this project directed, produced and edited by Mitchell Rose (USA).

Screenings will take place at the Centre for the Book on 1pm and again at 5.30pm on Friday 2 December 2016. Tickets are R30 from Quicket.

Find the 2 December Screening List here.
Find the full programme for #CTIDF2016 at Centre for the Book, 2 December, here.

About Screendance Africa
Screendance Africa develops and produces dance films in a service, co-production and/or production capacity. Our vision is to elevate the standard and quality of Screendance making in Africa by providing a platform for the crossover of dance and digital media. We aim to push the boundaries of dance on screen by exploring all forms of dance and filmmaking. We aim to curate and present dance film festivals around the continent as well as dance film workshops, labs, lectures, outdoor screening events and residencies.

Screendance Africa will be the link between International and African Screendance production and talent. Above all we are set to become part of a global network of dance film festivals, organisations and online platforms.

Mandela Day with iKapa

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iKapa Dance Theatre was happy to partner with Safmarine staff to host a Mandela Day initiative on 18 July 2015. This took place at our newly built Arts & Culture Studio at Bonga Primary School in Gugulethu Township, Cape Town which had been sponsored by Safmarine in 2014. With the energetic help of the Safmarine team, and the students of the iKapa Outreach Programme who are taught at the studio, we were able to beautify and upgrade the space with a clean up, a fresh coat of paint and some new plants.

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