Infecting The City (ITC) is a vibrant and innovative annual public arts festival that takes place in the City of Cape Town. The Festival strives to bring exceptional, socially-engaged performance and visual art out of theatres and galleries and into the communal spaces of Cape Town’s Central Business District and beyond. Transforming the city into an outdoor venue, where art is free and accessible to everyone.

This year, the Africa Centre, in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts (formerly GIPCA), launches the ITC Sessions. The ITC Sessions are a series of events in diverse spaces, keeping the unpredictable, inspiring spirit of Infecting The City alive. Each Session brings a dynamic programme of performance, dance, visual art and music out into the public, offering audiences a chance to stop, engage, be provoked and be moved. The artworks tackle current issues with humour and style; inject moments of quiet into busy urban streets; set muscles on fire and light up ideas and emotions. Private rituals are brought into the public sphere and personal encounters are playfully facilitated. The ITC Sessions open up public spaces as sites rich with questions, engaging the city and its people in creative conversation. 

[Photo credits: Sibonelo Dance Project - Abangabonwa; John Nankin – Surfeit]

ITC Session 2 is curated by Leila Anderson. Curatorial advice is provided by Jay Pather. It takes place on 12 and 13 April 2016 – St Georges Mall, Cape Town. Route starting point: 11:00 Corner of St Georges Mall & Waterkant Street.

Session 2 schedule (programme repeats both days):

1. Sibonelo Dance Project  – Abangabonwa | 30 min

2. Cristiano Mangovo – Air P: Protected Environment | ongoing during Session 2

3. Genna Gardini / CityVarsity Cape Town – Poetic License | 15 min  (only on 13 April)

4. Asemahle Ntlonti – Ukuzila: ndiyakuthanda sis’Nosipho, ndiyakuthanda sis’wam | 20 min

5. Buhlebezwe Siwani & Chuma Sopotela – those ghels  | 15 min

6. John Nankin – Surfeit | ongoing during Session 2

7. Tamryn Pelser / SOMA Movement  – Sitting | 60 min

Infecting The City Sessions 2016 is made possible with support from the City of Cape Town, Africa Centre, Spier, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) and Pro-Helvetia.

Keep an eye on the Infecting The City Facebook page for updated information about all the ITC Sessions. For more information, please contact project manager, Linda Koama at or visit





Start: 12 Apr ’16 11:00 am

End: 13 Apr ’16 1:30 pm

Cost: Free


Organizer: Africa Centre

Phone: +27 21 418 3336

Venue: St Georges Mall

Address: Cape Town, 8001, South Africa