The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cirque de la Symphonie are partnering to provide an extravaganza of spectacular contortionists and aerial artists in August.
With eight internationally acclaimed acrobats and aerial flyers performing to choreographed classical popular masterpieces, this combination of symphonic music and three-dimensional spectacle will showcase the two forms of art together in a manner intent on taking the public’s breath away. Theodore Kuchar will be on the podium.
Highlights will include excerpts from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, one complemented by ring juggler Vladimir Tsarkov and another by Alexander Streltsov with his spinning frame and cube; Wagner’s ‘Ride Of The Valkyries’, featuring Sagiv Ben Benyamin’s aerial rope work; and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse’ from ‘Swan Lake’, accompanied by the spectacular aerial gymnastics of Alexander Strelsov and Christine Van Loo (who has performed at the Grammy Awards, the Winter Olympics and the Miss Universe pageant).
The show has been performed to rapturous acclaim abroad from Sydney to San Franscisco, where is has been said to dazzle as it defies death, and has been universally received as the the most exciting idea to hit the symphonic pops circuit in some time.
Just four performances will take place at the Artscape Opera House from August 23 to 25, at different times to suit all manner of theatregoers.
* Tickets start at R190 at Computicket, or Artscape Dial –A-Seat on 021 421 7695.
For more information, visit www.cpo.org.za.