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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Deadline: August 31, 2016

The deadline for proposals for participation in the 2nd Cape Town International Dance Festival is August 31, 2016. Dancers, choreographers and dance companies interested in participating in this prestigious event are now invited to apply for inclusion on the four-day international programme. The 2016 CTIDF is organised by iKapa Dance Theatre and will take place at venues in Cape Town and Gugulethu from December 1 to 4, 2016.

The festival was launched last year with the aim of inspiring exchange and furthering dialogue between different dance forms, and dance forms from diverse cultural spaces. Artists and companies from five countries - Finland, Spain, China, the United States and South Africa - participated in more than 10 performances, on indoor and outdoor stages from the City centre to Gugulethu township.

The carefully curated dance programme was complemented by a series of workshops, film screenings, photo and art exhibitions, as well as a creative and cultural encounter in both Town and Township.

The 2016 festival will follow a similar format. Visiting companies will be invited to conduct collaborative workshops and participate in master classes in the week preceding.

Dancers, choreographers or groups interested in participating are invited to apply by sending the information listed below to by August 31, 2016. New and existing work will be considered and candidates will be selected based on artistic merit. Successful applicants will be notified by September 9.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience, as a professional or non-professional artist, choreographer or group; artists or groups selected will be required to sign a participation contract.

Applications should include:
-A biography, including contact details, in word/pdf format;
-A selection of three images representing the artist, group or work;
-A proposal for a work/performance piece between 5 and 15 minutes, or one between 20 and 45 minutes, or a full evening performance;
-A proposal should identify the dance form presented, eg. contemporary, classical, traditional, hip-hop etc. and provide a description of the concept and theme/s of the work; and
-A hyperlink to a video clip of the work/performance piece you intend to perform.

For the period December 1 to 4, festival participants will have access to the following:
Performance venues in Cape Town and Gugulethu;
Rehearsal space (from November 28);
Technical, lighting, sound and stage support (from November 28);
Transport to and from rehearsal spaces and venues
Complimentary tickets to other festival performances, at the discretion of the organisers.

For more information email or call 076 480 0643.

This information is published on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see