Cabaret act makes its Langa debut

2016-11-17 06:01
Black Orchid Burlesque and Rouge Revue performing at Hillcrest Quarry in May this year.

Black Orchid Burlesque and Rouge Revue performing at Hillcrest Quarry in May this year.

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Theatre lovers from eKasi should mark Saturday 26th November with a big artistic pen in their diary entries.

For it is on this day, that Trash Cabaret will be bringing their Carnival of Dreams extravaganza to Guga S’thebe, in Langa.

This comes after a successful event held at Hillcrest Quarry in March. Trash Cabaret is a multi-cultural circus cabaret extravaganza featuring artists and performers from around the world.

Concert-goers can look forward to a gypsy contingent of more than 70 performing artists, including burlesque dancers, acrobats, fire performers, mixed martial artists, dancers and musicians.

The will all be led by Ringmaster Riaan Smit of the band Crimson House, in the accompaniment of an auditory backdrop of a full brass band. The show is a night of carnival chaos that brings artists from different backgrounds and cultures together to create a unique circus experience. In order to support the growth of the arts in South Africa’s informal settlements, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to ActionArte, a social enterprise and non-profit organisation situated in Hanover Park, which runs upliftment projects among the local youth in the form of a school program. Guga S’thebe has become known as the cultural hub of Langa, where visitors can enjoy safe parking. The show starts at 7PM sharp. Tickets cost between R120 and R200 from Quicket.co.za and you can dress up as the character of their dreams.

WIN! WIN! WIN! V Two readers can each win double tickets to the show. SMS the word “Trash” to 45527, followed by your name and email address before 12:00 on Tuesday 22 November to enter. SMSes cost R1.50.

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