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March 14, 2013

Infecting the City 2013 in Cape Town: photos and video

Jinx, a dance work exploring life's daily rituals, performed at the Iziko Museums in the Company's Garden. Photo courtesy of Sydelle Willow Smith

Cape Town’s biggest public arts festival, Infecting the City, is currently enthralling locals and visitors alike as it reawakens an appreciation of creativity and artistic expression in the streets of the Mother City.

Running until Saturday 16 March, 2013, this year’s festival boasts a variety of innovative events. Festival-goers are spoilt for choice with fascinating performances that include: the Tshikona flash mob on Thibault Square; dramatic photography exhibitions by French artist Antoine Tempé in the Company’s Garden; a video projection of international shipping ports on the walls of the Taj Cape Town in Wale Street; and sprawling glow-stick installations across the city centre’s pavements.

Check out the cool images and video below for a taste of what's been happening at Infecting the City:

Following the Infecting the City guide through the city. Photo courtesy of Sydelle Willow Smith

Mine! A dance performance by the iKapa Dance Theatre at Church Square. Photo courtesy of Sydelle Willow Smith

Infecting the City festival-goers enjoy a Let's Dance photography exhibition by Antoine Tempé at the Company's Garden. Photo courtesy of Sydelle Willow Smith

Erosion by Marcus Neustetter at the Infecting the City festival at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Photo courtesy of Sydelle Willow Smith

The Tshikona Flash by Pedro Espi-Sanchis on Thibault Square in Cape Town for Infecting the City. Video courtesy of Stuart Buchanan

The creative fun continues this weekend and we’re keen to see the skateboarding extravaganza along Long Street this Friday. Get the full festival programme here.

For more information about the Infecting the City festival, visit www.infectingthecity.com, join the Facebook fan page or follow the conversation on Twitter.

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