Busk in the limelight at V&A

2018-10-25 06:00

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third instalment in November, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe.

Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina.

The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers and acrobatic actors.

The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music.

Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Cape Town Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says the festival presents an excellent opportunity to show how the performing arts can become a realistic and sustainable self-employment option.

“By working hard on their acts and studying crowd and audience dynamics, buskers can earn a decent living and even travel the world.”

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support the Waterfront gives to buskers.

“There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront.

Busking is a great platform for developing artists to perfect their craft.

While earning an income and having access to a new audience daily, and the festival is a natural extension of the V&A’s dedication towards buskers and our relationship with them.

It’s also an opportunity for those interested in busking to learn more about the art form.

For the public, access to the performances forms part of public education which is important to create a more appreciative environment for buskers to operate in.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third year next month, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe.

Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina. The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers, acrobatic actors and more.

The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music. Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Cape Town Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says the festival presents an excellent opportunity to show how the performing arts can become a realistic and sustainable self-employment option.

“By working hard on their acts and studying crowd and audience dynamics, buskers can earn a decent living and even travel the world.

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support the Waterfront gives to buskers.

“There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront. Busking is a great platform for developing artists to perfect their craft, while earning an income and having access to a new audience daily, and the festival is a natural extension of the V&A’s dedication toward buskers and our relationship with them. It’s also an opportunity for those interested in busking to learn more about the art form.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. Visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third year next month, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe. Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina. The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers, acrobatic actors and more. The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music. Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Cape Town Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says the festival presents an excellent opportunity to show how the performing arts can become a realistic and sustainable self-employment option.

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support the Waterfront gives to buskers.

“There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront. Busking is a great platform for developing artists to perfect their craft, while earning an income and having access to a new audience daily, and the festival is a natural extension of the V&A’s dedication toward buskers and our relationship with them. It’s also an opportunity for those interested in busking to learn more about the art form.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third year next month, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe.

Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina. The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers, acrobatic actors and more.

The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music. Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Cape Town Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says the festival presents an excellent opportunity to show how the performing arts can become a realistic and sustainable self-employment option.

“By working hard on their acts and studying crowd and audience dynamics, buskers can earn a decent living and even travel the world.

“We salute the V&A Waterfront for their ongoing support of these performers by providing a space for them to work and for recognising their art as an entrepreneurial opportunity.”

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support the Waterfront gives to buskers. “There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront. Busking is a great platform for developing artists to perfect their craft, while earning an income and having access to a new audience daily, and the festival is a natural extension of the V&A’s dedication toward buskers and our relationship with them. It’s also an opportunity for those interested in busking to learn more about the art form. For the public, access to the performances forms part of public education which is important to create a more appreciative environment for buskers to operate in.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third year next month, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe.

Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina. The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers, acrobatic actors and more. The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music. Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support given to buskers. “There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

The Cape Town Buskers Festival will return to the V&A Waterfront for its third year next month, in partnership with the Cape Town Fringe.

Previous editions of the festival showcased acts such as a chainsaw-juggling monocyclist from Europe, a rather politically incorrect comedian from Canada, a plastic bucket one-man band from Spain and a silent mime from Argentina. The local talent matches up with soccer styling stars, unexpected musical virtuosos, riel dancers, acrobatic actors and more.

The festival will see performers at outdoor venues and amphitheatres, in an array of genres including comedy, physical theatre, dance and music. Buskers from the international festival circuit will also join local performers.

Cape Town Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says the festival presents an excellent opportunity to show how the performing arts can become a realistic and sustainable self-employment option.

“By working hard on their acts and studying crowd and audience dynamics, buskers can earn a decent living and even travel the world.”

Waterfront spokesperson, Donald Kau, adds that the festival is an extension of the support the Waterfront gives to buskers.

“There is continuous investment in the development of our buskers who are key to the vibrant public space that is the V&A Waterfront. Busking is a great platform for developing artists to perfect their craft, while earning an income and having access to a new audience daily, and the festival is a natural extension of the V&A’s dedication toward buskers and our relationship with them. It’s also an opportunity for those interested in busking to learn more about the art form.”

V The festival will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.ctbuskersfestival.co.za.

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