Dancers show off for pups

2015-06-16 06:00
Dancers from across the country will be helping furry friends with a performance at Artscape this month. 

PHOTO: 
Allison Foat

Dancers from across the country will be helping furry friends with a performance at Artscape this month. PHOTO: Allison Foat

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A group of local dancers and artists will come together on stage to raise funds for animal sterilisation in the Western Cape.

They will perform in Dancers love dogs at the Artscape Opera House on Saturday.

Brigitte Reeve-Taylor started the annual show and Dancers Love Dogs (DLD) organisation in 2012 as a “random act of kindness” and has since brought hundreds of dancers together to help furry lives.

SterilisationSince its inception, the not-for-profit organisation has raised over R1m to foot the bill of sterilising about 6500 animals.

The journey began when Reeve-Taylor rescued a puppy alongside a busy highway and discovered, on her journey to find help for the animal, the miserable existence that homeless animals endure on the streets of Cape Town and its communities.

Sterilisations, over time, make an enormous difference in reducing the number of strays and unwanted dogs in our society.

The money raised by DLD also financially helps dog owners who want to sterilise their pets but find the cost too high.

Line-upThis year’s show will be hosted by Brendan van Rhyn, who starred as Frank-n-Furter in the Fugard Theatre’s recent production of The Rocky horror show.

The rest of the line-up includes Cape Town City Ballet, Cape Junior Ballet, Zama, Vadhini Indian Arts Academy, Ashley and Bradley Searle, the EOAN Group, Art in Motion from Johannesburg and Ananada Fuchs, amongst many others.

There will also be special appearances by the SA Guide Dogs Association as well as Bob, the “Frenchie” from SABC3’s Expresso show.

TicketsTickets for the show cost R250, which equals the cost of two-thirds of one sterilisation, and are available at Computicket. Visit www.dancerslovedogs.weebly.com for more information. V

Sponsors are needed to donate prizes for the lucky draw. Anyone interested in supporting this cause can email m2m@mweb.co.za or call 021 671 2442 for more information

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