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    Ballet lovers take note: Don Quixote now on at the Artscape Theatre until 29 Oct

Ballet lovers take note: Don Quixote now on at the Artscape Theatre until 29 Oct

From this evening until Sunday, 29 October 2017 the Cape Town City Ballet will be presenting Liane Lurie’s (local director/producer) revival of the popular full length ballet, Don Quixote.

Ballet fans will be happy to know that this production captures the humour, all the hot Spanish flavour along with the many thrills of the original Cervantes […]

By |October 20th, 2017|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Ballet lovers – don’t miss Swan Lake currently showing at the Artscape

Ballet lovers – don’t miss Swan Lake currently showing at the Artscape

On Friday evening I attended the opening night of Swan Lake which is currently showing at the Artscape Theatre until 18 June 2017.

Danced by the incredible dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet and accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, this ballet production tells the classic story of Odette, a princess turned into a […]

By |June 4th, 2017|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Catch Romeo & Juliet at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre from 22 Jan

Catch Romeo & Juliet at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre from 22 Jan

Romantic date night alert:  Picture the scene… The heartbreaking love story of Romeo & Juliet, danced by Cape Town’s top ballet talent, all taking place in a garden setting under the stars.

Seriously, what’s not to love?

It’s Maynardville Open-Air Theatre season again and from Sunday, 22 January 2017 the Cape Town City Ballet will be […]

By |January 13th, 2017|On stage|0 Comments|
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    The Cape Town City Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty now on at the Artscape

The Cape Town City Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty now on at the Artscape

Last weekend I watched the Cape Town City Ballet’s latest production of The Sleeping Beauty which is currently showing at the Artscape Opera House.

Now if you’ve been craving a classic ballet with beautiful set changes and glamorous costumes, this is going to be right up your alley.

I actually had a bit of a blind […]

By |September 9th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Cape Town City Ballet’s The Vortex kicks off this Friday at the Artscape

Cape Town City Ballet’s The Vortex kicks off this Friday at the Artscape

If you love ballet with a bit more edge, you’re going to love the Cape Town City Ballet’s dance adaptation of Noel Coward’s hugely controversial play, The VORTEX.

Directed by Marc Goldberg and showing at our beautiful Artscape Theatre, the ballet explores themes of drug addiction in 1920’s high society, adultery, ageing and dysfunctional family […]

By |July 12th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Cape Town City Ballet presents “Shades of Love” – now showing at the Artscape

Cape Town City Ballet presents “Shades of Love” – now showing at the Artscape

On Sat eve I attended the opening night of “Shades of Love” presented by the Cape Town City Ballet.

Running until 22 May with 6 more performances planned, the program consists of a set of ballet pieces, each which explores a different aspect of love.

Evening performances include Miraculous Mandarin (Bartok), Towards Illusion (Britten) and Sarabande (Ravel).

And at matinee […]

By |May 10th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Night & Day now showing at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Night & Day now showing at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Love the music of Cole Porter? Love seeing beautiful ballet dancers glide across the stage? Missed the Night & Day run at the Artscape?

If you answered yes to any of these, then listen up people…

This incredible production created by Robin van Wyk (choreographer and Artistic Director of Cape Town City Ballet) and inspired by the award-winning film, […]

By |January 27th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Listen up culture vultures: Symphony of Dance opens tonight at the Artscape

Listen up culture vultures: Symphony of Dance opens tonight at the Artscape

Culture vulture… when last did you hear that term?  Not really sure why it popped into my head, but I feel it works in this instance. 😉

For all those lovers of dance and grand symphonies, Symphony of Dance brought to you by the Cape Town City Ballet and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will be […]

By |October 7th, 2015|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Ballet lovers, listen up: Giselle opens this Friday at the Artscape

Ballet lovers, listen up: Giselle opens this Friday at the Artscape

Love the ballet?  Obsessed a good romantic story line?  Need a bit of culture in your life?

Then look no further… Because the Cape Town City Ballet (in collaboration with the Royal Ballet in London) is bringing us Giselle which opens this Friday, 25 Sep at the Artscape Opera House.

Running until the 4th of October, Giselle […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Book now for Carmen brought to you by the Cape Town City Ballet

Book now for Carmen brought to you by the Cape Town City Ballet

From next Wed, 25 Mar 2015, the Cape Town City Ballet will be performing one of the most popular ballets of all time:  Carmen

Choreographed by Veronica Paeper, this dramatic story of a passionate love triangle between our wild gypsy girl Carmen, the debonair toreador, Escamilio, and the naïve soldier, Don Jose, will have you […]

By |March 19th, 2015|On stage|0 Comments|