Ikapa Dance Theatre Presents My Space?

This beautiful thought-provoking production will take your breath away


What does the concept of space mean? My space, your space, shared space, controlled space? Who owns space? The performers from the Ikapa Dance Theatre, a neo-classical contemporary dance company based in Cape Town, explore these questions with three breathtaking choreographed pieces. Following an international tour, the performance, called My Space?, takes over the Artscape theatre stage from Thursday, 20 June to Sunday, 23 June 2013.

 The highly acclaimed production features a trio of dances, “Changing Spaces” by Celeste Botha, “Power” by Lulu Sala, and “Mine!” by company directors Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian, all of which investigate the concept of shared space through movement. The artists display the ways in which the human need for control manifests in different spatial situations, be it intimate relationships or public areas owned by society in general. Their performance also investigates the sense of power and ownership or feelings of rejection and displacement that often accompany the ideas of separate or communal space.

Each individual piece is technically demanding yet beautiful and emotionally engaging, and all of them combine and complement each other to make for a unique and dynamic production.

iKapa Dance Theatre

“Empowering people through dance” is the iKapa Dance Theatre’s motto, and since 2007 the organisation has been looking for ways to motivate and inspire South Africa’s youth. The neo-classical contemporary dance company and non-profit organisation not only nurtures talent, but also provides opportunities for employment and skills development for young people living in impoverished communities – they offer an apprenticeship program, a youth dance theatre, commercial adult classes and a training and outreach school, which operates in Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Philippi and New Crossroads.  

iKapa was founded by Theo Ndindwa, a skilled national and international dancer who grew up in Gugulethu, and Tanya Arshamian, an accomplished ballet and contemporary dancer trained in the UK. Both of them recognised the lack of diversity within the South African dance industry, particularly for black artists in leading roles, and so they sought to rectify this with productions that are socially relevant, publicly engaging and most of all, inclusive.

Watch this video to hear from the company directors

Tickets for iKapa Dance Theatre Presents My Space?

Tickets for iKapa Dance Theatre Presents My Space? cost R100p/p or R50p/p for students, scholars and pensioners and are available via Computicket.com and Computicket outlets, as well as through the Artscape Dial-A-Seat service by calling +27 (0)21 421 7695. There is also a 10% discount on bookings of 10 or more seats. The show starts at 8:15pm.

---

Catch more displays of Mzanzi’s local talent at these theatres in Cape Town, each of which feature a variety of productions.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn and check out our Pinterest boards for updates. 

Sun
H:24°
L:12°
Mon
H:19°
L:13°
Tue
H:15°
L:10°
Wed
H:17°
L:11°
Thu
H:19°
L:10°
Fri
H:21°
L:13°
Sat
H:25°
L:14°
Cape Town Events Calendar
November 2017
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Bay Harbour MarketSoothe Your Soul with Live Music at Bay Harbour Market Every Saturday

Celebrate our unique South African spirit with live music at one of Cape Town’s most vibrant markets every Saturday

The Full Monty - 4Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Full Monty with a Local Production

Watch a local cast tackle this British classic

Eden Experience - 2017 - 4Don’t Miss this Outdoor Dance Music festival in Kuils River

Two international dance DJs, five food vendors, one stunning venue and immeasurable fun comes together for one memorable night…

Taste of Belgium - 6Get A Taste of Belgium in Stellenbosch

Get your taste of goods from the land of waffles and beer

Shakespeare in Love - 12Shakespeare in Love at The Fugard Theatre

Romeo and… Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter

kids at the centreLet The Kids Play at Cape Town Company Gardens

It’s time to remind the kids that their city loves them

Wedding DIY Workshop Get Creative at the DIY Wedding Workshop

Add that personal touch to your special day

Liza Minnelli - 1Life is a Cabaret; A Tribute to Liza Minnelli at the South African College of Music

A fabulous tribute to a fabulous performer

Ice Cream Tasting - La Veneziana - 3Christmas Comes Early this Year as La Veneziana Launches its new Festive Ice Cream Range

Indulge your sweet tooth at this delectable affair

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

Our City Film Project - 3Big Bad Wolf Pictures Presents Our City Film Project

Head to the V&A for a movie session with a difference

A Beau Day Out - 1A Beau Day Out

A day in the Constantia Wine Valley is a day well spent!

Wine FliesWine Flies Give You an Experience Like No Other

Take the road less travelled with this boutique touring company

Bay Harbour MarketYoung Saturdays at Bay Harbour Market

The new Young Saturdays programme at the Bay Harbour Market promises hours of creative fun for their youngest visitors

Junior MTB Workshop - 2BreakAway Rides Will Teach Your Kids to Mountain Bike With Confidence

The Junior MTB Skills Workshop Series at BreakAway Rides will turn your kids into champion mountain bikers

La Motte ConcertsClassical Concerts at La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte's culture of excellence reaches far beyond wine-making, by embracing the wonder of classical music

MAReSOLSatisfying Specials at MAReSOL Restaurant

Food that will make your palate and pocket happy

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

kiff kombi toursCraft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 15% discount on a Kiff Kombi Craft Beer Safari Tour when booking for five people or more

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

Orphanage-cocktail-emporium-bottles#TANZMUSIK DJ Nights at Orphanage Cocktail Emporium

Smooth sounds and even smoother drinks punctuate Saturday nights at this whimsical bar

HintHuntHave a Happy Birthday at HintHunt

Trade Table Dancing and Bottle Service for a Birthday You’re Sure to Remember

Crystal TowersSushi Making Classes at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Wow guests at your next dinner party with your sushi making skills

Bay Harbour MarketSoothe Your Soul with Live Music at Bay Harbour Market Every Saturday

Celebrate our unique South African spirit with live music at one of Cape Town’s most vibrant markets every Saturday

The Full Monty - 4Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Full Monty with a Local Production

Watch a local cast tackle this British classic

Eden Experience - 2017 - 4Don’t Miss this Outdoor Dance Music festival in Kuils River

Two international dance DJs, five food vendors, one stunning venue and immeasurable fun comes together for one memorable night…

Taste of Belgium - 6Get A Taste of Belgium in Stellenbosch

Get your taste of goods from the land of waffles and beer

Shakespeare in Love - 12Shakespeare in Love at The Fugard Theatre

Romeo and… Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter

kids at the centreLet The Kids Play at Cape Town Company Gardens

It’s time to remind the kids that their city loves them

Wedding DIY Workshop Get Creative at the DIY Wedding Workshop

Add that personal touch to your special day

Liza Minnelli - 1Life is a Cabaret; A Tribute to Liza Minnelli at the South African College of Music

A fabulous tribute to a fabulous performer

Ice Cream Tasting - La Veneziana - 3Christmas Comes Early this Year as La Veneziana Launches its new Festive Ice Cream Range

Indulge your sweet tooth at this delectable affair

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

Our City Film Project - 3Big Bad Wolf Pictures Presents Our City Film Project

Head to the V&A for a movie session with a difference

A Beau Day Out - 1A Beau Day Out

A day in the Constantia Wine Valley is a day well spent!

Wine FliesWine Flies Give You an Experience Like No Other

Take the road less travelled with this boutique touring company

Bay Harbour MarketYoung Saturdays at Bay Harbour Market

The new Young Saturdays programme at the Bay Harbour Market promises hours of creative fun for their youngest visitors

Junior MTB Workshop - 2BreakAway Rides Will Teach Your Kids to Mountain Bike With Confidence

The Junior MTB Skills Workshop Series at BreakAway Rides will turn your kids into champion mountain bikers

La Motte ConcertsClassical Concerts at La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte's culture of excellence reaches far beyond wine-making, by embracing the wonder of classical music

MAReSOLSatisfying Specials at MAReSOL Restaurant

Food that will make your palate and pocket happy

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

kiff kombi toursCraft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 15% discount on a Kiff Kombi Craft Beer Safari Tour when booking for five people or more

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

Orphanage-cocktail-emporium-bottles#TANZMUSIK DJ Nights at Orphanage Cocktail Emporium

Smooth sounds and even smoother drinks punctuate Saturday nights at this whimsical bar

HintHuntHave a Happy Birthday at HintHunt

Trade Table Dancing and Bottle Service for a Birthday You’re Sure to Remember

Crystal TowersSushi Making Classes at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Wow guests at your next dinner party with your sushi making skills

wine mansionsThe House Of Wine Brings You Wine at ...

Let’s wine down...

Volvo Ocean RaceVolvo Ocean Race Hits Our Shores

One race across 4 oceans

nelson mandela lectureAnnual Nelson Mandela Lecture is at ...

The focus for this year's lecture is gender equality

Galileo - Kelvin Grove - 4Take the Kids for a School Holiday ...

Moana, Up and Home Alone are all on the line-up!

Bay Harbour MarketSoothe Your Soul with Live Music at Bay ...

Celebrate our unique South African spirit with live music at one of Cape ...

Love Thy NeighbourLove Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

Authentic Greek-inspired dishes are here to stay!

Black FridayThe Best Black Friday Specials In Cape ...

Experience the madness with insane Black Friday discounts of up to 80%.

vwsVolunteer Wildfire Services Annual Open ...

Who didn't want to become a firefighter growing op? Gather the family and ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.