Focus on: Cape Town City Ballet’s Spring Season


If you missed the sold-out performance on New Year’s Eve, now is your chance to see the Cape Town City Ballet in a show that features glamorous dancing and glorious music to herald the coming of Spring.

Stairway to Paradise

Robin van Wyk’s ballet, Stairway to Paradise, is the main work on the Spring Rhapsody programme, which also features a repeat of Ashley Killar’s Glazunov Variations. Other items include the famous Spring Waters pas de deux, Johan Strauss’s Blue Danube and the Diane & Acteon pas de deux – a challenge to any dancer.

Spring Rhapsody is a chance to see the dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet demonstrate their unparalleled ability to entertain in the idiom of classical dance in all its forms.

Date: Fri 13 October 7.30pm | Sat 14 October 2pm & 7.30pm
Venue: Artscape Opera House
Cost: R100 – R200

Book Tickets

Liane Lurie’s revival of the popular full length ballet, Don Quixote, captures the Spanish flavour, wit and thrills of the original Cervantes masterpiece.  With music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography after Petipa, Gorsky and Nureyev, Lurie has not only incorporated all the traditionally-expected virtuoso pas de deux and solos, but has added some unexpected surprises. A light-hearted, sparkling ballet in three acts, this knight’s tale is a story of dreams, love and humour told through an enthralling combination of bravado and pure classicism.

Don Quixote

The stars of this production include Laura Bosenberg, Mariette Opperman and Thomas Thorne, who recently took Cape Town City Ballet’s Swan Lake to new heights.

The ballet is accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips, at all but one of the performances. Tickets for the performance on Friday 27 October at 7.30pm, danced to pre-recorded music, are a mere R100 throughout.

Date: 20 to 29 October
Time: Fri 7.30pm | Sat 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 3pm
Venue: Artscape Opera House
Cost: R100 – R350

Book Tickets

The casting of Kitri and Basilio is as follows
(subject to change)

Fri 20 Oct   @ 7.30pm                Laura Bosenberg, Thomas Thorne
Sat 21 Oct  @ 2pm                     Cleo Ames, Conrad Nusser
Sat 21 Oct  @ 7.30pm                Mariette Opperman, Daniel Szybkowski
Sun 22 Oct @ 3pm                     Leanè Theunissen, Xola Putye
Fri 27 Oct   @ 7.30pm                (no orch) Cleo Ames, Conrad Nusser
Sat 28 Oct  @ 2pm                     Laura Bosenberg, Thomas Thorne
Sat 28 Oct  @ 7.30pm                Leanè Theunissen, Xola Putye
Sun 29 Oct @ 3pm                     Mariette Opperman, Daniel Szybkowski

The role of the Don is played by Johnny Bovang at all performances.
The role of Gamache is played by Mervyn Williams at all performances.

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