Call­ing all street per­form­ers... the search is on!

Grocott's Mail - - ARTS NEWS - STAFF RE­PORTER

The Cape Town Buskers Fes­ti­val will be re­turn­ing to the V&A Wa­ter­front from 5-8 Oc­to­ber 2017 and the call has gone out for street per­form­ing tal­ents to au­di­tion to be on the bill.

Form­ing part of the an­nual Cape Town Fringe Fes­ti­val, the Buskers Fes­ti­val will bring in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal per­form­ers, singers, dancers, clowns, mimes, il­lu­sion­ists and more into the pop­u­lar V&A Wa­ter­front across four stages and over 80 per­for­mances for crowd-funded theatre at its best. The Buskers Fes­ti­val is call­ing for free­lance per­form­ers who have an act of ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes that can be per­formed at least twice a day to ap­ply. In keep­ing with busk- ing tra­di­tions world­wide, the act should be self-con­tained with quick set up and strike times.

The Buskers Fes­ti­val will pro­vide mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tion for the event as well as all stag­ing and lo­gis­ti­cal el­e­ments, pro­vid­ing a nom­i­nal stipend and per­mit to per­form at the V&A Wa­ter­front.

The Fes­ti­val is a “hat­ting” event, mean­ing that Buskers will en­cour­age their au­di­ence to give them tips – all of which they keep.

How per­form­ers can get in­volved:

• At­tend one of the au­di­tion days at the V&A Wa­ter­front Am­phithe­atre on 15, 17 or 19 Au­gust 2017, any time be­tween 12pm and 4pm, to give the panel a taste of what you can do. • Buskers who can’t make those au­di­tions can grab their phones and film a short video of their per­for­mance • Re­gard­less of the method of au­di­tion, all en­trants need to com­plete the ap­pli­ca­tion form at www.capetown­fringe.co.za/ buskers be­fore 5pm on 21 Au­gust 2017.

Ques­tions can be di­rected to

The Buskers Fes­ti­val is a project of the Cape Town Fringe, Na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val and V&A Wa­ter­front.

For more visit http://www. ct­buskers­fes­ti­val.co.za or fol­low the so­cial me­dia chan­nels: Twit­ter - @CTbuskers­fest In­sta­gram - @ctbuskers­fest Face­book – Cape Town Buskers Fes­ti­val

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