It is with heavy heart that we announce the retirement of our Senior Principal Dancer, Laura Bosenberg.
This season of Swingtime will be her last outing with the Cape Town City Ballet. Laura has delighted audiences with her roles in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Queen at the Ballet’, ‘The Tin Soldier’, ‘Beauty & the Beast’, ‘Night & Day’ and ‘Romance’ to name but a few.
A body of pure liquid, so easy to mould into whatever role she embodied; many choreographers were drawn to her immediately – her beautiful line, her focus and charming smile. Her dedication to this beautiful artform is an inspiration to many a young dancer, and we wish her well on the next step in her journey.
LAURA`S LAST PERFORMANCE WITH HER CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET FAMILY WILL BE ON THE 6TH JAN 2019.
The December, CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET and Guest choreographer Adam Sage take you on a magical adventure to a magical palace beneath the waves.
The little Mermaid’s fascination with life on land, leads her falls tail-over-head in love with a handsome Prince. Determined to be with her new love, the Little Mermaid makes a dangerous deal with the wicked sea witch, to become human for a few days. Join the Little Mermaid and all her fish friends on the journey of a life time, and experience the magic of life beneath the sea, with Cape Town City Ballet, and The Little Mermaid.
Tickets are on sale through Computicket or Artscape’s Box Office (Tel 021 421 7695) and range from R150-R200.
Associate Artistic Director – Ballet Philippines
Mr. Sage was the Artistic Director and Founder of Missouri Ballet Theatre and served as Artistic Director of Virginia School of the Arts, School Director of School of Nashville Ballet and Ballet Master for Nashville Ballet.
He began his career with California Ballet in his hometown of San Diego, before moving on to dance with Ballet West, Hong Kong Ballet, Ballet Philippines, N.A.P.A.C. Dance Company, Ballet Memphis and Nashville Ballet. Mr. Sage has performed principal roles in all of the great classics and has had the honour of dancing at the Opera House at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Hong Kong Cultural Center and in command performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines for President Ferdinand Marcos & First Lady Imelda Marcos.
At Artscape Theatre
20 Dec 2018- 5 Jan 2019
In the Park- Maynardville
23-27 Jan 2019
The Cape Town City Ballet is proud to present Sean Bovim’s SwingTime, taking place at the Artscape Theatre from 20 December 2018, to 5 January 2019.
SwingTime – the perfect marriage between Broadway and Ballet – provides a high impact production and a visual feast that will entertain audiences of all ages. Set against the New York skyline, the audience will be transported by the dancers’ ability to re-imagine the music of a bygone era in pure dance.
Multi award-winning production designer Wilhelm Disbergen will take on the challenge on lighting this ballet, as well as The Little Mermaid.
Subsequent to 2007, the ballet has been performed by Bovim Ballet, but it comes back to its original home, as this was the first ballet created by Sean Bovim for the CTCB fifteen years ago. Other ballets created for the CTCB by Bovim include the celebrated Queen at the Ballet, Tango Nights and Let me Entertain You
Subsequent to 2007, the ballet has been performed by Bovim Ballet, but it comes back to its original home, as this was the first ballet created by Sean Bovim for the CTCB fifteen years ago. Other ballets created for the CTCB by Bovim include the celebrated Queen at the Ballet, Tango Nights and Let me Entertain You.
Bovim will be updating the original production, adding new numbers to the work and tweaking some of the existing pieces.
SwingTime takes the audience on a nostalgic journey of the Big Band Era. The story centres around Mr Bojangles, the owner of the Swing Club, where it all happened. Mr Bojangles‘s journey takes the audience back in time to when romance was the order of the day and dancing was a way of life for the young and young-at-heart. The audience will accompany Mr Bojangles on his trip down memory lane, where he remembers his past loves and the shenanigans during his time at The Swing Club. The role of Mr Bojangles will be performed by Mervyn Williams.
Bovim states, “The show fuses the jazzy rhythms of 1930’s Broadway with the quick step demands of ballet en-pointe”.
Over the past 15 years Bovim’s work has been seen all over South Africa and as far afield as the USA, Russia, Denmark, Spain, the Edinburgh Festival and Ireland, where Queen at the Ballet played to more than 30,000 people with standing ovations at every performance at the Point Theatre in Dublin.
Sean won the Dance Indaba Fringe Award for Choreography in 1995, the National Choreographic Competition in 1999 and his production SwingTime at the Ballet won a Naledi Award in 2005.
DEAR SPONSORS: WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT.
Your resources and funding are invaluable to us in achieving our goals:
• To become a world-class ballet company • To delight anew our loyal supporters • To inspire new audiences to love ballet