Everything you need to know about Cape Town City Ballet’s winter season at Artscape

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Gabriel Ravenscroft and Mia Labuschagne in Polarity. (Photo: Paul Seaby)
Gabriel Ravenscroft and Mia Labuschagne in Polarity. (Photo: Paul Seaby)

Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) winter season will run from 4 to 28 August at Artscape in the Opera House.

Bookings are now open for the programme that will feature Romeo and Juliet and an invigorating new triple bill Ikigai inspired by the Japanese concept of purpose, happiness and peace.

Select performances will star international guest artists, to be announced, and be accompanied by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).

Seating remains limited due to social distancing and government regulations. All Covid-19 regulations will be in place including social distancing and wearing of masks throughout.

Following her acclaimed recent productions of Carmen and A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge, Veronica Paeper returns to stage with Romeo and Juliet for CTCB. Performed to Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score, William Shakespeare’s quintessential boy-meets-girl tale, follows the life course of the ill-fated, star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

The dream creative team is completed with Décor and Costume Design by Peter Cazalet and Lighting Design by Wilhelm Disbergen.

Ikigai is an invigorating triple bill inspired by the Japanese philosophy of life purpose, life happiness and life peace. Suitably depicted in those ideas are ballets by three generations of award-winning choreographers: Jirí Kylián’s Falling Angels, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs and Kenneth Tindall’s Polarity, in collaboration with the artists of CTCB.

Romeo and Juliet will be presented at Artscape from 4 to 28 August, and Ikigai will be presented from 17 to 28 August.

Falling Angels
Falling Angels. (Photo: Danie Coetzee)

Performance dates are:

Romeo and Juliet: (Ticket prices: From R175 - R750)

5, 8, 10 and 13 August at 19:30. (With International Guest Artist & CPO)

4, 9, 23 and 25 August at 19:30. (With CPO)

28 August at 18:00. (With CPO)

6 and 20 August at 15:00. (To recorded music)

14 August at 18:00. (To recorded music)

6, 11, 12, 27 August at 19:30. (To recorded music)

Ikigai: (Ticket prices: From R175 – R475)

17 August at 19:30 and 28 August at 14:00. (With CPO)

25 August at 15:00. (To recorded music)

18, 20, 24 and 26 August at 19:30. (To recorded music)

27 August at 15:00. (To recorded music)

Bookings can be made at Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695 or through Computicket.

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