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Infecting the City 2015

Cape Town’s annual festival of public art Infecting the City, will be back from 9-14 March 2015. The festival is comprised of artworks derived from a multitude of disciplines that include dance, poetry, music, performance and visual art. Collectively the body of work seeks to uncover and explore the underlying experience of the human condition. All the performances take place in the city centre and are free to the public. For 2015, the festival expects to build on last year's success where 419 artists and over 32,000 audience members were in attendance. The festival is curated bring freedom of expression and unexpected meaning to the streets of Cape Town, at the same time moving artworks out of theatres and reinventing the notion of how we use and interact with public space. From the deeply poignant, to the thought-provoking, humorous and curious, the 2015 programme includes work from both local and international performance artists. 'Our intentions for Infecting the City 2015 are to provide a unique moment in time when all our complexity can be laid bare and felt by everyone. Where we take that exposure is up to us,' says the Africa Centre’s Executive Director, Tanner Methvin. Works in the Festival can be experienced either as part of a route,  or independently – and often experienced unexpectedly. Routes will be activated by day and  night to ensure there are plenty of spaces to enjoy refreshments and conversation along the way. For more information visit or