Cape Town City Ballet celebrates Pas de Deux with new production

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tracy Li and Xola Putye in their pas de deux from Spartacus.

Tracy Li and Xola Putye in their pas de deux from Spartacus. Photo by Michael Groenewald.

Having recently completed their season of The Sleeping Beauty, Cape Town City Ballet returns to Artscape from 26 to 28 September 2013 with a new production simply titled Pas de Deux, highlighting some of the greatest moments in the classical pas de deux repertoire.

Bringing to the stage some of the most popular dances for two soloists, the company plans to showcase memorable partnering from ballets such as Spartacus, Anna Karenina, Le Corsaire, Diane and Acteon, The Merry Widow, and Scheherazade.

Cape Town audiences will have another opportunity to see prima ballerina Tracy Li, who made her comeback to the ballet stage this year, when she performs a moving pas de deux from Spartacus with Xola Putye.

Putye will also partner Mami Fuji – who recently had her debut in The Sleeping Beauty – as they dance the pas de deux from Diane and Acteon. (Trevor Schoonraad was initially announced as Fuji’s partner, but unfortunately will not be able to dance due to injury.)

And of course, considering that the pas de deux is often associated with a couple in love, this special production wouldn’t be complete without a scene from both Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet (with roles alternating between different soloists across the various performances).

See Mariette Opperman & Jesse Milligan perform in Cape Town City Ballet's Pas de Deux.

See Mariette Opperman & Jesse Milligan perform in Cape Town City Ballet’s Pas de Deux. Photo by by Pat Bromilow-Downing.

Booking details:

Dates & times:
Thursday, 26 September at 19:30
Friday, 27 September at 15:00
Friday, 27 September at 19:30
Saturday, 28 September at 14:00
Saturday, 28 September at 19:30

Venue: Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

Tickets: From R50 to R150 from Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.

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