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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.

Bax­ter Dance Fes­ti­val

Mbulelo Ngubombini per­forms in the

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