The Cape Town City Ballet is ending their 80 year anniversary celebrations with a bang… I mean, who doesn’t love the story of Cinderella? Now add beautiful ballet dancers to the mix and voila! the perfect way to spend a festive season evening.
This production of Cinderella presented at the Artscape Theatre promises lots of fun and laughter for the whole family with magnificent costume and set designs, over-the-top characters and a beautiful 3 act ballet. Cinderella of course tells the romantic story of a girl meeting the love of her life, Prince Charming. Other great characters include Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother with her bevy of fairies as well as those two ugly sisters, Violet & Daffodil, who we love to hate.Audiences can look forward to seeing Laura Bösenberg, Frieda Mennen and Elizabeth Nienaber in the role of Cinderella, while Prince Charming will be danced by Thomas Thorne, Daniel Szybkowski and Ivan Boonzaaier. All performances will be danced to the recorded music of Sergei Prokofiev, and the ballet was choreographed by the celebrated South African choreographer, Veronica Paeper, with costume and set designs by Peter Cazalet.
So when is all of this taking place?
- From Fri, 19 December to 10 Sat, 10 Jan.
- There will also be a matinee performance on 24 December which will include the very popular annual Fairy Parade.
Tickets are available at R120 and R150 (or R160 for the Fairy Parade on 24 December) and can be purchased via Computicket over here or by calling Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.
And for those who are really keen on seeing a specific dancer, here’s a rundown on the performances (however please note that the cast is subject to change without notice):
- Fri 19 Dec – 19h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Sat 20 Dec – 14h00 – Mennen, Szybkowski
- Sat 20 Dec – 19h00 – Nienaber, Boonzaaier
- Sun 21 Dec – 15h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Tue 23 Dec – 19h00 – Mennen, Szybkowski
- Wed 24 Dec – 14h00 – Nienaber, Boonzaaier / *includes FAIRY PARADE
- Sat 27 Dec – 14h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Sat 27 Dec – 19h00 – Mennen, Szybkowski
- Sun 28 Dec – 15h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Fri 2 Jan – 19h00 – Mennen, Szybkowski
- Sat 3 Jan – 14h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Sat 3 Jan – 19h00 – Nienaber, Boonzaaier
- Sun 4 Jan – 15h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Wed 7 Jan – 19h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne
- Fri 9 Jan – 19h00 – Nienaber, Boonzaaier
- Sat 10 Jan – 14h00 – Mennen, Szybkowski
- Sat 10 Jan – 19h00 – Bösenberg, Thorne