Ballet dancers take on Coward

2015-08-04 06:01
Cape Town City Ballet will perform a dance adaption of Noel Coward’s The vortex at Theatre on the Bay from today.

Cape Town City Ballet will perform a dance adaption of Noel Coward’s The vortex at Theatre on the Bay from today.

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Noel Coward’s hugely controversial play The vortex comes to Theatre on the Bay in Marc Goldberg’s dance adaptation performed by Cape Town City Ballet from today.

The ballet explores themes of drug addiction in 1920s high society, adultery, aging and dysfunctional family dynamics over the course of a weekend in a country home. The weekend culminates in an explosion that irrevocably changes the lives of those involved.

Musically the audience experiences the unspoken tensions by the use of juxtaposing composers. Coward’s live recordings of hits like Poor little rich girl, I went to a marvellous party and Mad about the boy are combined with Mexican electronic composer Murcof’s very atmospheric and sophisticated style to create a varied and sometimes chilling canvas of the human perspective while working in the frame of Coward’s glamour, frivolity and opulence of the era. V

Tickets for the two-act ballet, which runs until Saturday 8 August, are available from Computicket. Visit www.theatreonthebay.co.za for more information. WIN! WIN! WIN!

Five readers can each win double tickets to see The vortex. SMS the word “Vortex” followed by your email address to 45527 before noon on Thursday to enter. SMSes cost R1.50.


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