LEADING INTERNATIONAL STARS COME TO CAPE TOWN
Cape Town City Ballet welcomes guest artists Vadim Muntagirov and Sarah Lamb (The Royal Ballet), Precious Adams (English National Ballet), Andile Ndlovu (Washington Ballet) and Siphe November (National Ballet of Canada).
Warming up this winter is popular favourite Sleeping Beauty
Staged by esteemed South African ballet legend Denise Schultze Godfrey, performed to Tchaikovsky’s delightful music. This timeless story follows Princess Aurora’s 100 year sleep and magical awakening, as well as encounters with fairies and fairytale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and the Bluebird and Princess Florine, that will enchant young and old audience members alike. View full narrative
a ballet first performed in 1890
Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890, which has become one of the world’s most famous classical ballets.
The ballet’s focus was undeniably on the two main conflicting forces of good (the Lilac Fairy) and evil (Carabosse); each has a leitmotif representing them, which runs through the entire ballet, serving as an important thread to the underlying plot. Act III of the work, however, takes a complete break from the two motifs and instead places focus on the individual characters of the various court dances. #Wikipedia
“We are honoured to be welcoming our international guest artists, some of whom are returning home for the Season, as well as working alongside ballet masters who have been a pivotal part of CTCB’s journey.” Debbie Turner, CEO Cape Town City Ballet
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE
17 – 31 AUGUST 2019
Dates for performances with the international guest artists: 17, 18 August – Andile Ndlovu (Washington Ballet), Precious Adams (English National Ballet), Siphe November (National Ballet of Canada). 28, 31 August – Vadim Muntagirov and Sarah Lamb (Principals of the Royal Ballet)
Group, scholar’s and pensioner’s discounts: Enquire Computicket offices and Dial-a-seat
Select performances accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra