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OUR 90th YEAR

Founded in 1934, Cape Town City Ballet has stood the test of time, evolving and

adapting to the ever-changing dance landscape in South Africa. As the company celebrates its 90th anniversary, it looks back with pride on its accomplishments and forward with optimism towards a future filled with continued growth, innovation, and success.

 

We are excited to be presenting a host of brand-new works and productions as well

as some of CTCB’s, well-loved classics during this special year. We’re thrilled to be extending opportunities to dance educators and students, and sharing the expertise of guest coaches, master trainers and choreographers that we are fortunate to have joining us throughout the year.

 

We look forward to introducing and celebrating dance to the wider community and to

performing at various schools, small towns and other interesting venues across the

Western Cape and nationally.

 

We are sincerely grateful to our valued partners, generous donors and all who have

and continue to support Cape Town City Ballet.

DULCIE HOWES
FOUNDER

South African dancer, teacher and pioneer of dance in South Africa. She studied with Helen Webb and then moved to London where she studied ballet and mime with Craske and Karsavina and Spanish dancing with Elsa Brunelleschi.  She toured with Pavlova’s company and returned to South Africa in 1930 where she founded the University of Cape Town School of Ballet in 1934. It’s performing group became the University of Cape Town Ballet for which she choreographed many ballets. In 1965 it achieved fully professional status as the CAPAB Ballet. As teacher and director she nurtured many artists including John Cranko, David Poole and Rodrigues. She retired from the company in 1969 and for the UCT School of Ballet in 1973.

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HISTORICAL IMAGE LIBRARY

CELEBRATING OUR 90th YEAR

An extraordinary gala event on the 1st September celebrating the history and promoting the future vision of Cape Town City Ballet. 

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