City is awash with quality productions
Moses is thrilled the festival will be presenting the 40th anniversary revival of Alfred Hinkel’s Bolero and John Linden’s Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (first performed in Okiep).
She was also delighted audiences will have the opportunity to see Joshua Beamish perform at the festival. “He is a Canadian choreographer/dancer based in New York and has had a love affair with Cape Town.”
When she heard he was going to be in the city to be the movement choreographer for Cape Town Opera’s Magic Flute, she nabbed him for the Baxter Dance Festival. Sadly the Magic Flute season was cancelled due to the student protests but at least we can see Beamish performing.
The Big 5 is a new comedy showcase produced by Stuart Taylor with five high-profile comics who started their careers in Cape Town. It is on for two shows, October 5 and 6 at 8pm, in the Artscape Opera House and features Taylor, Nik Rabinowitz, Kagiso Lediga, Barry Hilton and Riaad Moosa.
“It’s a pilot show”, said Taylor. “We are hoping that if it’s successful that we can take it to not only other South African cities, but also use it as a vehicle to showcase South African comics internationally. The idea, would be to showcase the Big 5 comics in each region.”
Tickets for A Steady Rain at the Fugard are R130-R150.
Tickets for the Baxter Dance Festival are R70-R100; festival packages available. Tickets for The Big 5 (PG16) – R150-280.
Book for the above shows at Computicket.
Cape Town Fringe tickets are R40-R100. No charge for Busking Festival. Book at www.capetownfringe.co.za or 086 000 2004 or at the Fringe Box Office at City Hall.
Mbulelo Ngubombini performs in the