Plan your Cape Town Carnival experience
The Cape Town Carnival is back and continues its collaboration with young up-and-coming designers.
Cape Carnival Carnival.
CAPE TOWN – Cape Town Carnival returns on Saturday and continues its collaboration with up-and-coming young creators in which every performance, art structure, puppet, artwork and costume celebrates our unique diversity.
In a slight break from tradition, this year features five one-of-a-kind carnival centers, each with its own unique story, bursting to life with performers, music, song, dance, art and Moreover.
Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect at each hub:
- the Hatfield Street Hub is a place of hope and transformation, where memories of District Six and the release of Nelson Mandela will come alive. Get ready to enjoy not only the performances, but also a recreation of a District Six street, a giant Madiba puppet, and the lead performance by 24-year-old Kuils River artist Sohail Booise.
- At National Gallery CenterAfrican culture and heritage take center stage, with design styles drawn from several indigenous cultures, including Mali Drummers, Bulumko High School, Ithongo Lethu, Masizakhe Youth Art Project and Academy Lavenderhill Cares Arts.
- the SA Museum Center honors the First Peoples of South Africa and here the bow will be played, performers kick up the dust in the Riel dance around the fire, and the words of local poets invite you to a shared awareness. Be wowed by Sanscape Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Praying Mantis Puppet and Betjies van Betjiesfontein Riel Dansers.
- At Green Market Crossroads you’ll enter the dynamic era of drumming, celebrating the music and style of a time when people thrived in the face of adversity. Indian Dance Group Jhoomkar, MTN Minstrels, Afton School of Dance, High Brass Band, Rainbow Academy and Kuyakhanya Primary School will have you singing, dancing and clapping.
- the Square Hub Legacy will showcase talent from the Chinese community, Afro Groove, Tenacity, Hanover Park Cadets Drummers, BioRithm and Michelle Davids.
Each of the hubs will host five repeat shows at:
– 3 p.m.
– 4:30 p.m.
– 6 p.m.
– 7:30 p.m.
– 9 p.m.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR TICKETS
Tickets will be available at the door but you can book your R10 tickets at the following locations:
– All Pick ‘n Pay stores
The festival brings together over 29 community groups, 61 lead artists, 15 puppeteers, four acrobats, two poi players, two still walkers, two large puppets and incredible stage props like a 7-meter eland. This unique showcase puts South African talent, culture and creativity in the spotlight. Make sure you arrive at your booked show with enough time to pass the COVID-19 screening.
This article first appeared on KFM: Plan Your Cape Town Carnival Experience