Cape Town City Ballet’s Night & Day dances into Durban for the first time

| June 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cape Town City Ballet's fast-paced production of Night & Day.

Cape Town City Ballet’s fast-paced production of Night & Day. Photo by Michael Groenewald courtesy of CTCB.

Following successful runs in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Cape Town City Ballet’s popular production Night & Day – a tribute to the vibrant life and memorable music of Cole Porter – will be performed at The Playhouse for the first time from 4 to 7 July 2013.

Cole Porter achieved huge success in the 1920s and 1930s as one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage and went on to become one of the 20th century’s most popular song writers, creating some of the wittiest and romantic songs ever composed.

“It’s delightful, it’s de-lovely”

Porter’s music has continued to be popular with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé, and Alanis Morisette, who all recorded versions of his well-known songs, like Let’s Misbehave, Too Darn Hot, Let’s Fall in Love and Anything Goes.

In this fun video clip, Robbie Williams takes us behind-the-scenes on the set of the 2004 movie De-Lovely, which was based on Porter’s life (and served as the inspiration behind this ballet). The delightful-delicious-delovely Robbie plays the part of the wedding singer, singing one of Porter’s famous songs, and he shares his thoughts with us on why he “gets a bigger kick out of singing this stuff” than his own…

Named after Porter’s other most famous song, Night and Day, this modern ballet by Robin van Wyk takes you on an absorbing journey through the joys and tragedies of Porter’s love and life.

The exciting choreography combines ballet, tap, jazz and live musicians to transport the audience to a Parisian park, a cafe in Venice, the streets of New York and a Hollywood film studio.

Cape Town City Ballet's Night & Day.

Photo by Michael Groenewald courtesy of CTCB.

Booking details:

Performance dates and times:
Thursday 4 July 2013 at 7:30pm
Friday 5 July 2013 at 7:30pm
Saturday 6 July 2013 at 2pm
Saturday 6 July 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday 7 July 2013 at 3pm

Venue: The Playhouse, Durban
Tickets: R90 or R120 from Computicket

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  1. Mandy van Heerden says:

    Huge congratulations to Robin van Wyk for outstanding show in Durban “Night and Day”. My daughter attended a workshop with Robin a few months ago and it was a real treat for her to see that show – it was awesome, bring some more of those shows to Durban please!!!!! Well done and thank you Robin for outstanding work


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