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See this, do that: CT | 15 – 22 August 2016

In Cape Town this week We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants returns to the stage at Alexander Bar, Francine Simon has her first poetry reading, and Artscape is hosting an awards ceremony for young filmmakers. There’s also jazz, dance and two exhibitions to check out.  

Tuesday 16 August 2016 

Unfinished 

1 band + 2 square meters + 3 dance makers = endless possibilities. Unfinished invites dancers to create works outside of their comfort zones. Each dance has a live musical accompaniment and has been created using a maximum of four rehearsals. The dancers and musicians will meet for the first time during the performance. Volume 1 features music by Bengeula with New World Dance Theatre and the Yaotl Physical Art Company. Visit Facebook for details. 

Gallery MOMO, 170 Buitengracht St // 7-9pm

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Thursday 18 August 2016

The Great Wizoo Jazz Jam Sessions 

Ghanian musician Etuk Ubong is playing trumpet and Flugel horn and will be accompanied by Ludwe Danxa on piano, Shakeel Cullis on Double Bass and Keno Carelse on drums. Etuk’s first EP, Miracle was released in June this year. Hear him play before he heads back to Lagos. Visit Facebook for more. 

Lower Burg Rd, Rondebosch // 8:30pm

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Reading: Stephen Symons and Francine Simon 

uHlanga and David Krut Projects are having an evening of poetry and art in Newlands. Emerging poet Francine Simon will give her first reading. Entry and wine is free. Visit Facebook for poet details. 

David Krut Projects, Montobello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue // 7pm

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Friday 19 August 2016

Artscape Award Ceremony 

Keen to see the work of emerging South African filmmakers? The Ubuntu Youth Film Festival is screening their top 5 film entries at Artscape. This event is open to the public and sponsored by the National Lotteries Commission. It’s a meaningful outing for all teachers, students and creatives who are aspiring filmmakers. See Facebook for more. 

Artscape, D.F. Malan St // 6-9pm

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Saturday 22 August 2016 

Masimba Hwati: Instruments of Memory 

Masimba presents a collection of sculptural assemblages that fuse ideas of ‘African’ and ‘Western’ imagery. He “physically alters and reimagines these objects by juxtaposing their placement and changing the social and cultural space and context they occupy. Each artwork further investigates themes of ‘cultural symbiosis’ which is initiated by Hwati’s shrewd combination of symbols and objects that are representative of endemically African cultures and more colonial-originating cultivations,” reads the blurb. Visit Facebook to find out when he’s giving a talk on the exhibition. 

1st Floor, De Wet Centre, Church St, Stellenbosch // 11am-2pm

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Great Texts / Big Questions with MAMAZA

The choreographic collective MAMAZA is presenting Eifo Efi, a 55 minute performance that explores the perception of appearances and the experience of the audience with that of the performers. A discussion with director of GIPCA, Jay Pather will take place afterwards focusing on how choreographic work is explored, developed and produced through acts of creation and transmission. Visit Facebook for more. 

Hidding Hall, 27 Orange Street // 6-8pm

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Image by Dominik Mentzos

Monday 22 – 27 August 2016

We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants 

Cue said this production is “a completely unique and mindblowing experience”. Jemma Kahn is back with her hilarious sidekick to titillate and entertain with stories about the 7 deadly sins. Each tale is penned by a different author. Go to Facebook for more. 

Alexander Upstairs, 76 Strand St // 7pm 

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