28 SEPT – 2 OCT 2021

Set to Georges Bizet’s dramatic, famous score, CARMEN will be performed to a recording by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Inspired by Prosper Mérimée’s romantic novel of 1845, CARMEN is the ultimate tale of love, passion, betrayal and revenge.

Carmen is a fiery gypsy girl who mesmerises and seduces a young soldier, Don Jose. He gives up everything for her, abandoning his childhood sweetheart and deserting his military duties. However, Carmen’s free spirit will not be tamed and her unfaithfulness to him leads to tragic results.

Completing the stellar creative team for the production, Design is by Peter Cazalet with Lighting Design by Wilhelm Disbergen.

28 SEPT – 2 OCT 2021

Set to Georges Bizet’s dramatic, famous score, CARMEN will be performed to a recording by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Inspired by Prosper Mérimée’s romantic novel of 1845, CARMEN is the ultimate tale of love, passion, betrayal and revenge.

Carmen is a fiery gypsy girl who mesmerises and seduces a young soldier, Don Jose. He gives up everything for her, abandoning his childhood sweetheart and deserting his military duties. However, Carmen’s free spirit will not be tamed and her unfaithfulness to him leads to tragic results.

Completing the stellar creative team for the production, Design is by Peter Cazalet with Lighting Design by Wilhelm Disbergen.

Cape Town City Ballet is holding online auditions for classically trained male and female dancers. Open to all nationalities. Short-term contracts are available for multiple seasons (including Swan Lake) from August 2021 – April 2022. Please send full CV, headshot, dance shots and recent footage to dturner@capetowncityballet.org.za

We look forward to receiving your online application.

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Trailer: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

This collaboration between Cape Town Opera, Camerata Tinta Barocca and Cape Town City Ballet provides an emotional and artistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, conceptualised specifically for filming and digital dissemination. Bookings open!

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Trailer: I do wander everywhere Film

In celebration of Garden Day on the 11 October, the dancers of Cape Town City Ballet bring imagination to life in the beautiful setting of The Norval Foundation’s Sculpture garden with wearable paintings by Gabrielle Kruger, courtesy of SMAC.

View this short, mythical film for free on artsfundi.com and support other artistic collaborations on the site. View full trailer here>

Trailer: Norval Foundation collab

In a world first, a captivating new short dance film created by Cape Town City Ballet and Norval Foundation honours the work of internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge. 

In an imaginative marrying of ballet and sculpture, the online film is inspired by and set against a stage of Kentridge’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture exhibition. Full press release here>

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