Cross-cultural fun at Heritage Festival

Artscape Theatre Centre’s 2017 Heritage Festival, will take place from Sunday September 10.

The celebration will kick off with the Artscape Indigenous Ensemble, along with the invited guests from Afrovibes in the Netherlands, showcasing cross-cultural dance genres at Guga S’thebe New Theatre in Langa on Sunday September 10, at 2pm, and continues at Zolani Centre Theatre in Nyanga on Sunday September 17, at 2pm, with an indigenous concert.

Road Trip with Dizu Plaatjies takes place on Sunday September 24, at Artscape Theatre, at 3pm. Indigenous artist Plaatjies will take audiences on a musical journey featuring the legendary Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds.

The Cape Cultural Collective celebrates its 10th anniversary on Thursday September 21.

The line-up includes comedian Riaad Moosa, the Rosa Choir and the Cape Flats Tenors.

On Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23, South African and Dutch dancers will share the stage in a collaboration called Jonga, and the new work, In your Hands, by artist-in-residence, Kirvan Fortuin.

Jonga was created by dancer and choreographer, Elvis Sibeko, with the Dutch brothers, Thomas and Erik Bos from Urban Collective 155, in collaboration with dancers Aviwe November and Rein Luuring.

Kirvan Fortuin through his curtain raiser, will celebrate coloured identity and the lives lost during gang-related violence, hate crimes and human trafficking.

Professional jazz musicians will be sharing the stage from Thursday September 28 to Saturday September 30 in the Jazz Masters Tribute.

Nomfundo Xaluva, Zoe Modiga, Monique Hellenberg, Sylvester Mazinyane, McCoy Mrubata, Alvin Dyers, Hilton Schilder and Sylvia Mdunyelwa will be paying tribute to jazz legends such as the late Errol Dyers, Miriam Makeba and the Schilder family.

Tickets for all productions range between R100 and R150 and are available at Computicket.