Baxter festival calls all dancers

Following the success of the Baxter Dance Festival last year, where almost 80 choreographers took part, the organisers are now calling for applications for 2016 from dance studios, schools, companies, groups and independent dance-makers, as well as proposals from choreographers.

The closing date for applications to participate in this year’s event is Friday June 24, at 5pm.

The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival will take place from Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 15.

The main programme will consist of invited and commissioned works, as well as work by professional choreographers and companies.

The off-main programme on Saturday October 8, will show work by up-and-coming choreographers, including student work, and the fringe programme on Saturday October 15 will include work by youth groups, dance schools, school groups, traditional dance groups and others.

The festival gives emerging and established dance companies and choreographers an opportunity to present their work, while striving to nurture and promote the diverse dance talent in the Western Cape.

The running time for each dance work is limited, depending on the number of performers.

Application forms are available from or from the Baxter’s reception desk in the main foyer. Forms should be sent to Nicolette Moses on 021 680 3964, fax 021 650 5260 or email

They can also be hand-delivered to the Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, marked clearly for her attention.