The Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) presents SATORI, a new trilogy of works – two newly staged, and an original commissioned work by Kenneth Tindall, a well-known UK choreographer.
SATORI is an athletic combination of classical and neo-classical ballet with an innovative twist. The ballet includes Tindall’s POLARITY, renowned South African choreographer Michelle Reid’s SHEEPLE and CONCERTO BAROCCO, a second work from the master choreographer George Balanchine.
Kenneth Tindall is one of Britain’s most exciting independent choreographers as well as the Artistic Director of Digital, and Choreographer in Residence at Northern Ballet. His first full-length ballet Casanova receives much critical acclaim and standing ovations throughout its tour of the UK, including a sellout week at Sadler’s Wells. Tindall’s many awards include the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover. His work demands much of the dancers’ physical prowess and extends them into an artistic place at the edge of their technique.
Following the wonderful response to Serenade in their Autumn Season, Cape Town City Ballet introduces a second George Balanchine work to the repertoire with Concerto Barocco, performed to a score by Johann Sebastian Bach. The production is staged by Diana White of the George Balanchine Trust, who has spent her lifetime studying, performing, staging and coaching Balanchine’s works.
South African choreographer and local dance treasure, Michelle Reid, stage a fully expanded new work of her creation Sheeple, which is her first production created with the Company. Performed to music from a selection of modern composers, Sheeple is an arresting, swirling exploration of the power of the masses, and the pervasive inclination of society to blindly follow the pack. Reid is an award-winning, seasoned and prolific choreographer who has a 30-year history of staging work in South Africa. Her work has also been seen internationally at Festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Prague Dance Festival.
Venue: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Cost: R150 – R300
Tel: 021 410 9800
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