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November 23, 2010

Celebrating Cape Town’s performing arts

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Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts. Photo courtesy Damien du Toit

Capetonians are blessed to live in a city at the forefront of all that is considered creative and cutting edge. Cape Town has a wealth of local artists and performers in its surrounds, as well as a steady stream of gigs, events and performances available.

One such event is the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, which kicked off last week Sunday. This series is a firm favourite of the season, and concerts make for the perfect end to a weekend. Audiences can expect a variety of sound, from the eclectic style of Freshlyground to old favourites like Mango Groove and Johnny Clegg. See a full lineup for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.

The Cape Dance Company is celebrating its 15th anniversary at the Artscape Theatre from November 24 to December 4, 2010, premiering several new pieces, including American choreographer and dancer Christopher Huggins’ award-winning Enemy Behind the Gates. Alfred Hinkel’s Waiting for the Rain will also be on show, a work set to traditional music and based on a poem by choreographer Dawn Langdown.

Read more about Cape Town’s theatres.

Make your way to Vaudeville in Mechau Street to enjoy a three-course meal, a few cocktails, and a variety of international performances.

If outdoor performances are more your line, visit the V&A Waterfront over the weekend to enjoy acrobats, mimes, dancers, jazz bands and more. Performances are free, although visitors are encouraged to support artists by tipping at their discretion.

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