Belles of the Ballet, a special ballet performance in celebration of Women’s Day will be presented at the Artscape Opera House on August 9 at 3pm. From the flirtatious Carmen, heartbroken Camille and the daring Delilah, Cape Town City Ballet will pay tribute to women in love, with an exquisite selection of beautiful scenes from a host of your favourite ballets.
A number of Cape Town City Ballet’s leading belles, namely Laura Bosenberg, Kim Vieira, Angela Hansford, Jane Fidler, Kirstel Jensen, Rosamund Ford, Elizabeth Nienaber, Mariette Opperman, and Claire Spector will take centre stage in this performance, supported by a bevy of the company’s dashing male dancers.
Prima ballerina Tracy Li, who audiences recently saw in ‘Camille’, will again partner with Jesse Milligan in a pas de deux from this enchanting ballet, while Xola Putye will join Li on stage for a glorious pas de deux from ‘Spartacus’.
The programme will showcase the work of renowned South African choreographers such as Veronica Paeper, David Poole, Nigel Lucas, Norman Furber and Robin van Wyk. Appropriately, South Africa’s leading female ballet choreographer, Paeper, will be honoured with extracts from her critically acclaimed ‘Carmen’, ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’, ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Camille’.
Following a highly successful run in Durban recently, the audience will also be treated to highlights from Robin van Wyk’s ‘Night & Day’, the delightful tribute to American songwriter, Cole Porter. And for fans of the classical ballet repertoire, scenes from ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Coppelia’ and ‘Raymonda’ will complete a perfect afternoon at the ballet.
* Tickets are R50, R90 and R110.
Book at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.