On the Boards
IKAPA DANCE FESTIVAL. Town and township is the theme for this inaugural festival, hosted by Ikapa Dance Company, which opens on November 23 with a week of workshops, poetry and film, culminating in a gala evening at Artscape on November 28. The gala will feature companies from SA, US, India, Finland, Mozambique and South Africa. On November 29, The Maboneng Township Arts Experience Festival will take place in Gugulethu. See www.ikapadancetheatre.co.za. Book at Computicket/0861 915 8000 www.computicket.co.za FOUR: 30 OPERAS MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA. This platform of locally brewed short operas is at Artscape from next Saturday to November 28 and follows similar productions staged in 2010 and in 2013. The team behind Four: 30 includes directors Geoffrey Hyland, Marcus Desando, designer Michael Mitchell, conductor Kamal Khan and costume designer Leigh Bishop. Librettos are by Janice Honeyman, Mkhululi Mabija, Joan Hambidge and Laurence Allan. Tickets R200. Book at Computicket 0861 915 8000, www.computicket.com or at Artscape on 021 421 7695. XX KISS KISS. Sisters Tara and Cleo Notcutt recently premiered this zesty, funky revue at Alexander Upstairs and it’s on for another run at the Kalk Bay Theatre from November 24-28. Tara directs Cleo (who is also the choreographer) and awesomely talented dancers in this fun show which is an interrogation of the kiss set to a mash-up of music. Tickets R125; two-for-the-priceof-one on Tuesdays. Book at www.kalkbaytheatre .co.za or call 021 788 7257.