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

by Karisa

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 dynamics over the course of a weekend in the country home of David and Florence Lancaster.

The audience will follow Florence through the return of her son Nicky and his new-found fiancée, Bunty, from Paris and the gradual understanding that Nicky is harbouring a dark secret.  Florence’s obsession with youth and beauty is displayed in her constant affairs with much younger men, in this case the dashing Tom, her current lover and a school friend of her son, and proves to be a greater challenge than anticipated.

All this and more culminates into an explosion that irrevocably changes the lives of those involved…

Dancers featuring in this ballet include Laura Bosenberg, Thomas Thorne, Kim Vieira, Daniel Szybkowski, Xola Putye, Elizabeth Nienaber, Ivan Boonzaaier and Marc Goldberg himself.

Claire Spector in The Vortex

On the same programme is Kirsten Isenberg’s ballet, created in 2014, called OF GODS & MEN, danced to the atmospheric music of Armand Amor and Philip Rombi.

“Gods can rule only as the eternal life force, whereas man is defined by his ability to feel – his humanness – a power beyond the immortality of gods “ – Kirsten Isenberg

Of Gods & Men – Laura and Thomas

And then you will also see a piece that was written by Robin van Wyk in 2010 as part of the production Poetry in Motion, called Funeral Blues.

Funeral Blues

And all of this for only R150 – R180 per ticket people…  What are you waiting for, book now!

Tickets are available via Computicket over here or ARTSCAPE Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.

Show times are as follows:
15, 16, 22, 23 July @ 20h00
16, 23 July @ 14h30
17 July @ 15h00


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