Now in its 10th year, the 2017 “Infecting the Arts” Festival made an appearance at Public Spaces of Cape Town last week. This multi disciplinary Festival of Public Art integrates within communal spaces of the CBD of the City of Cape Town. In a collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, this initiative in 2017 provides a platform for artists and art forms opportunities to occupy City Spaces and ignite expressions of Freedom. The exciting 4 day programme ended on Saturday. I was fortunate to witness two of the performances an Acrobatic sequence by Joan Catala Caprasio from Barcleona, Spain, who engaged with the audience and kept us captivated throughout the sequence. The second, a fast paced, energetic and superbly executed dance routine by a group of dancers from the Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy. These are some of my glimpses of the performances I witnessed.
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Dancers from the Jazzart Dance group in Cape Town, performing a Dance piece at a Public Square in the inner City during the Infecting the City Arts Festival a while ago. Dancers were clad in outfits overprinted with extracts from local newspapers depicting news at the time. Alphabet is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the performance are my response to the prompt.
With performances, exhibitions and installations throughout Public spaces in the City, “infecting the city” seeks to create interconnectedness through artistic expression. Now in its sixth year, the free annual innovative fiesta boasted 54 local and international creatives, provided a rare opportunity for the man in the street to be inspired by provocative and original performance art.
Orobroy Stop was one of the dance performances, I watched, camera in hand.. 🙂 Orobroy means “thought” in the language of the Gypsy people who created the origins of Flamenco. In an inventive intercultural reconstruction of Flamenco, deep emotions, notions of identity, gender and conflicting experiences are explored in a visceral manner in this provocative work.
Dance is the prompt for this weeks Travel theme on www.wheresmybackpack.com , some of my images of “Orobroy” are my submission for this prompt…….
………the journey continues……….