Fourteen companies, 4 venues, 4 days. iKapa proudly presents the 2nd Cape Town International Dance Festival from 1 to 4 December.

Cape Town | Gugulethu | Stellenbosch

Arts and culture enthusiasts across Cape Town and surrounds can expect to be awed and inspired by local and international dance performances and workshops at the 2nd Cape Town International Dance Festival, taking place in Cape Town, Gugulethu and Stellenbosch from 1 – 4 December 2016.

An iKapa initiative, the festival will showcase local and international talent, while providing a platform for collaboration between these dance companies, as well as the communities in which they will be performing.

“We are so excited to welcome some amazing international artists to this year’s festival,” says festival director, Theo Ndindwa. “Companies featured will include Ten Hairy Legs from the USA, the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) from Austria as well as work by choreographer Krisztina de Châtel, former Director of Dansgroep Amsterdam from the Netherlands.”

These companies will be joined by exceptional local talent from across South Africa, including Yaotl Physical Art Company, Underground Dance Theatre and iKapa Dance Theatre from Cape Town, plus a host of others.

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01 – 04 Dec 2016


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Dance Companies

Kirvan Fortuin, dancer/choreographer


South African-born, Kirvan works as freelance dancer-choreographer, based in Amsterdam. He recently completed his internship with Dutch choreographer Krisztina de Châtel, which included a national tour with her company, De Châtel sur Place..

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10 Hairy Legs

New York, USA

10 Hairy Legs is an all-male repertory dance company performing existing and newly commissioned works. Founded in 2012, the company aims to advance the understanding of the male role in dance through the creation, acquisition and performance of exceptional work.

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iKapa Dance Theatre

Cape Town, SA

iKapa is a uniquely South African contemporary dance company that produces original works around universally relevant and current themes. The company’s appeal to a diverse audience base stems from the range of cultural and economic influences contributed by members.

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De Châtel sur Place

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel has made around 70 choreographies and two dance films. She is driven by a rare urge for innovation, while remaining true to herself.

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Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance’s BODHI Project


SEAD is a school about work – creative, technical and intellectual work. The Academy’s BODHI PROJECT is an Artist-in-Practice dance program that offers the postgraduate student a professional company year.

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Underground Dance Theatre

Cape Town, South Africa

Underground is a collective of artists exploring new performance styles at the meeting point contemporary performance and dance theatre. The company uses a collaborative choreographic approach to discover original movement and images that redefine the limits of performance.

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Yaotl Physical Art

Cape Town, SA

Yaotl Physical Art Company strives to build cultural bridges through art, collaborating nationally and internationally. Besides creating new and interdisciplinary work the company specializes in a high level of artistic and multi-disciplinary technical training.

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10 Lulu Sala Dance Network

Maputo, Mozambique

Luis Sala is a soloist with the National Company of Song and Dance in Maputo, a choreographer, and a teacher of dance. “Abroad, Lulu has shared Mozambique’s rich culture with audiences from around the world…at home, he has delighted heads of state and foreign officials on countless occasions with the contagious energy and skill he brings to traditional dance.”

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Nono Nkoane

Cape Town, SA

“South African jazz is in safe hands,” says Dr Sibongile Khumalo of Nono Nkoane, one of the most exciting one jazz voices on the local scene at present. Born and raised in Cape Town, Nono became immersed in jazz studies at the Tshwane University of Technology.

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Rainbow Arts Organisation

Cape Town, SA

Rainbow Arts is a non-profit organization seeking projects and opportunities within the arts and culture sector. It was founded ten years ago by a group of concerned young artists in a community where everyday challenges include poverty, school dropouts and unemployment.

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Theatre in the Backyard

Cape Town, SA

Theatre in the backyard is the concept of Delf-resident and guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town School of Dance, Mhlanguli George. That intensely personal and private space of the backyard, when peered into, becomes a true and often surprising representation of contemporary family and community life.

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SEAD Dancer Auditions

Every year the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) holds auditions for entrance into their four-year undergraduate professional dance education program, and the two postgraduate programs I.C.E. – Choreographer´s Year and BODHI PROJECT – Professional Company Year.

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For the first time ever a first round audition will take place in CAPE TOWN! on Sunday 4 December from 10am to 1pm.

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