Youthful dancers to celebrate beauty of diversity

Youthful dancers to celebrate beauty of diversity

Artscape, in association with New World Dance Theatre supported by the Western Cape Education Department and the UCT School of Dance, will present the New World Dance Theatre’s ‘Borne Frees – A Walk to Remember’ from Thursday to Sunday, September 8 to 11 at  Artscape Theatre.

This is a contemporary dance show celebrating our local history, the diversity of South Africa and the global village we reside in. It will showcase over 30 youth from the New World Dance Theatre’s training programme and the UCT SoD training programme under the guidance of NWDT’s acclaimed choreographers Marlin Zoutman and Celeste Botha.

“NWDT is a vision that has been growing inside of us for many years,” explains Botha. “This vision is born from glancing at the past in as much as it is from looking toward the future. Our collective and the work we hope to create is inspired by the love for our art form which has brought us both joy and purpose to our lives.”
“‘A Walk To Remember’ will take you on a journey through the eyes of our youth and plays tribute to the architects and historic heroes of our South African heritage,” adds the choreographer.

Participating High Schools and Dance Schools include:
Alexander Sinton – Athlone
Brakenfell High – Brakenfell
Camps Bay High – Camps Bay
Cedar High – Mitchells Plain
Chris Hani High – Kayelitsha
Eersterivier High – Eersterivier
New World Dance Theatre training programme – Belhar, Hanover Park, Langa, Kayelitsha, Eersterivier, Hout Bay, Woodstock, Mitchells Plain
UCT School of Dance students
Wynberg High – Wynberg
Zonnebloem Primary – Zonnebloem

‘A Walk to Remember’ is a part of Artscape’s Heritage celebrations.

Tickets are available from Computicket or Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.
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Cape Town readers Stand a chance to win double tickets to ‘Borne Frees – A Walk To Remember’, on Friday, September 9. Send your name and “Borne Frees” in the subject line in an e-mail to: before 10am on Friday, September 9. Good luck!