ICA Live Art Festival 2017

Public, collaborative and often transgressive, a range of performative artworks will disrupt spaces across Cape Town early next year as part of the Institute for Creative Art’s 3rd Live Art Festival – which runs from 10 to 25 February 2017.

The Live Art Festival is a Cape Town-based biennial event, which blurs the fields of art, dance, theatre, music and literature to form a unique and boundary-pushing platform for interdisciplinary and live art on the continent. With an emphasis on works by African artists and those from the diaspora, the Festival makes possible new and transformative interactions within diverse personal, political, public and architectural spaces.

The 2017 programme features screenings, performances, artworks and interactive installations by over thirty contemporary artists and curators, including: Standard Bank Young Artist Award-winners Donna Kukama and Anthea Moys; Nigerian multimedia artist, Jelili Atiku; acclaimed choreographer and performer, Mamela Nyamza; British-Ghanaian visual artist, Larry Achiampong; Mozambican artist and choreographer, Panaibra Gabriel Canda and pioneering and internationally-renowned South African performance artist, Steven Cohen.

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Unless otherwise specified, all performances are free of charge.