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2015-09-17 06:00
Claire Spector and Jesse Milligan will debut in the roles of Giselle and Albrecht in two performances of Giselle. 

Pat Bromilow-Downing

Claire Spector and Jesse Milligan will debut in the roles of Giselle and Albrecht in two performances of Giselle. PHOTO: Pat Bromilow-Downing

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Star dancers from the Royal Ballet in London and Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) will bring the romantic Giselle to the Artscape Theatre from Friday 25 September.

The captivating tale of a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart, and then returns as a supernatural spirit to protect her lover, has been thrilling audiences for over 170 years.

With this season of Giselle, CTCB continues to build on its collaboration, fostered over several decades, with companies in the UK, Europe and the USA. One of the world’s foremost dance partnerships, Hikaru Kobayashi and Federico Bonelli from the Royal Ballet in London, will be seen in the lead roles of Giselle and Albrecht at two performances.

For the other performances, Cape Town City Ballet’s own Laura Bösenberg and Angela Hansford will alternate as Giselle and Thomas Thorne and Daniel Szybkowski as Albrecht. Claire Spector and Jesse Milligan will debut in these roles at two performances.

The role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, is shared by Kim Vieira, Rosamund Ford and Jane Fidler, while Hilarion will be danced by Xola Putye, Ivan Boonzaaier and Conrad Nusser. The role of Bathilde will be portrayed by Janet Lindup, the role of Giselle’s mother by Leanne Voysey and that of the Duke by Johnny Bovang.

The production is produced by Elizabeth Triegaardt and the original costume design is by Peter Cazalet. All but two of the performances in the Artscape Opera House will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Graham Scott.

Giselle will be on stage until Sunday 4 October. Tickets cost between R100 and R300 are available through Computicket or at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.


V Five readers can each win double tickets to watch Giselle

at 14:00 on Saturday 26 September at Artscape Theatre. SMS the word “dancer” followed by your name and contact details to 45527 before 12:00 on Monday 21 September to enter. SMSes cost R1.50

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