Photo highlights of Cape Town City Ballet’s Belles & Beaux

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Revil Yon, Tusile Tenza and Milwhynne Williams perform in an excerpt from Robin van Wyk's Italian Affair.

Revil Yon, Tusile Tenza and Milwhynne Williams perform in an excerpt from Robin van Wyk’s Italian Affair. Photo by Jacques Conradie.

Cape Town City Ballet are mixing up the festive mood with their lively and fun-filled performances of Belles & Beaux from Friday 20 December to Sunday 22 December 2013 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

In a selection of favourite scenes from across various well-loved ballets, the ballet company will show off their ballerinas and danseurs in this sparkling holiday season show.

Some of the highlights include (and see the photo gallery below for a sneak peak):

  • Excerpts from Robin van Wyk’s 2011 hit ballet The Italian Affair.
  • Two of Cape Town audiences’ favourite dancers Mervyn Williams and Johnny Bovang will display their comic skills in The Waltz from the one act ballet, Graduation Ball, choreographed by Russian choreographer David Lachine.
  • Scenes from the second act of Veronica Paeper’s Spartacus will be included in the programme, set to the emotive music by Aram Khachaturian.
  • From the classical repertoire dance lovers will be treated to scenes from Diane & Acteon, La Bayedere and Scheherazade, amongst others.
  • The Competition is a new piece specially choreographed for the male dancers of the company to show off their expertise. This has been created by Mervyn Williams, who has been with Cape Town City Ballet for 27 years – first as a dancer, now as a character dancer, coordinator of the costume wardrobe and involved with CTCB’s outreach programmes.
  • Another showcase for the male dancers will be The Trepak from The Nutcracker, by David Poole.
  • The programme will end with delightful and humorous scenes from the third act of Orpheus in the Underworld, the ballet by Veronica Paeper. Set in Pluto’s Night Club, the Mafia and Caliope strut their stuff, while a bevy of Cape Town City Ballet’s gorgeous girls will end the programme with the Can Can.

Belles & Beaux Booking details:

Dates: 18 – 22 December 2013
Venue: Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
Tickets: from R125 to R220 and children (6 to 16 years) at R50 through Computicket.

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