Festivals

International Oriental Dance Festival 2012

The International Oriental Dance Festival V&A Waterfront October 2012

Oriental Dance hails from in the Middle East... a beautiful form of dance associated with signature sinuous hip and abdominal movements performed mostly by woman… Now day’s Oriental dance is performed throughout the world attracting large audiences and participants for the age-old traditional form of dance is as appealing as ever. The International Oriental Dance Festival is hitting Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront from Thursday the 25th of October running till Sunday the 28th of October 2012. Approximately 500 international dancers from as far as Germany, Israel, Iraq, Spain, Indonesia, Argentina and Belgium as well as local Oriental dancers will contribute to this year’s festival. Performances include; Oriental, Belly,                  

Night Life

Balkanology

ballistic at Balkanology

Fortune tellers and flying carpets are the fan fare of Balkanology, 26th April 2010. Again the magic of Gypsy/Balkan music is made manifest in the carnivale festivities of a massive, manic party - A one night only affair. Here today, gone tomorrow - as the caravan children do.  Balkanology - the deliciously devilish circus spectacular - will lay love loose on the new Cape Town venue of spectaculars - whispered as a replacement to the infamous Madame Zingara's -  the wonderhouse that is Vaudeville. Think magicians, balkan bass and bare-bellied beauties, with the wonderment of dream and hallucination. The insatiable line-up lists tempos from Toby2shoes, Maoriginal, Hopa Banda and the Nomadic Orchestra. Tickets