Cape Town City Ballet’s smash hit production, ‘Night & Day’, has returned to the Artscape Theatre this festive season, and will be running until January 10.
The sparkling ballet celebrates the extraordinary life and music of Cole Porter, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and successful song writers.
Glamorous dancers in spectacular costumes are set to dazzle audiences in show-stopping numbers choreographed to hit songs like ‘Let’s Misbehave’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Love for Sale’ and, of course, ‘Night and Day’. The stylish scenes will transport audiences to settings in a Parisian park, a café in Venice, the bustling streets of New York and even a film studio in Hollywood.
The production draws on the creative talents of choreographers Robin Van Wyk, Mervyn Williams, Nigel Lucas, Kristen Isenberg and tap fundi, Paul Johnson. As a result, the tunes of Porter have been given classical, neo-classical, contemporary, jazz and tap treatments.
For the role of Porter, Daniel Szybkowski will alternate with Ivan Boonzaaier and Conrad Nusser while the velvety sounds of Jessie Williams on solo clarinet will add further panache to the musical score.
It is widely accepted that Porter wrote some of the catchiest tunes and romantic songs ever, dominating the American musical scene from the 1930s to 1950s. His music was immortalized by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and continues to live on with singers like Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé, and Alanis Morisette.
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