Local-born dancer to host dance workshop

2012-01-12 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG-BORN dancer Robin van Wyk, the artistic director of the Cape Town City Ballet, is heading back to the city at the end of January­ to host a Royal Academy of Dance (Rad) workshop celebrating the works of Tchaikovsky.

The workshop, which will run from January 30 to February 4, is open to ballet students from primary grade to advanced level. It will take place at Athlone Primary School, in Old Howick­ Road, and the Hexagon Theatre­ at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus.

Classes will comprise classical ballet repertoire, including The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, which the Cape Town City Ballet performed to acclaim with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown­ last year.

Van Wyk, who grew up in Woodlands and attended Raisethorpe Primary­ School, will finish the workshop in style with two special stage performances by the students at 3 pm and 6 pm on Saturday, February 4 in the Hexagon Theatre.

Fees for the workshop range from R190 to R660, depending on the grade. Applications close on January 20.

For more information and to book phone the Rad secretary at 031 201 9312 or 083 952 5714 or e-mail rad-durban@iafrica.com


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