UNTIL 9 APRIL 2022

international Guest artists

Cape Town City Ballet’s production of Maina Gielgud’s Giselle opened at Artscape last weekend to a rapturous response and standing ovations.  The international guest artists performed alongside the talented dancers of Cape Town City Ballet and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

‘Like a brilliant butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, Cape Town City Ballet’s production of Giselle takes to the stage to enchant ballet lovers in the aftermath of Covid-19 bleakness. This is a world-class offering, in which talented South African dancers are stimulated to higher calibre through performing with international stars of this refined art form. Bravo and encore!’ Beverley Brommert, Dance writer and critic

‘Giselle is mesmerising… says The Cape Robyn

The guest artists and CTPO will perform at select further performances.

UNTIL 9 APRIL 2022

INTERNATIONAL GUEST ARTISTS

Cape Town City Ballet’s production of Maina Gielgud’s Giselle opened at Artscape last weekend to a rapturous response and standing ovations.  The international guest artists performed alongside the talented dancers of Cape Town City Ballet and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

‘Like a brilliant butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, Cape Town City Ballet’s production of Giselle takes to the stage to enchant ballet lovers in the aftermath of Covid-19 bleakness. This is a world-class offering, in which talented South African dancers are stimulated to higher calibre through performing with international stars of this refined art form. Bravo and encore!’ Beverley Brommert, Dance writer and critic

‘Giselle is mesmerising… says The Cape Robyn

The guest artists and CTPO will perform at select further performances.

Join Cape Town City Ballet for Maina Gielgud’s GISELLE

Ksenia Ovsyanick, Principal Ballerina with Staatsballett Berlin, will dance the role of Giselle opposite Vadim Muntagirov (Principal of The Royal Ballet) as Albrecht at the performances on 19, 21, 23 and 25 March.

She replaces Tatiana Melnik, who was originally scheduled to perform as part of the programme.

International guest artist Brandon Lawrence (Principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) excitingly also joins Cape Town City Ballet at select performances in the role of Albrecht, partnering Cape Town City Ballet’s Leanè Theunissen as Giselle.

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Brandon Phillips, perform alongside the dancers at various performances.

It is fitting that we are able to mark the start of a new, post-pandemic era by bringing international guest artists to Cape Town,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet. “We are honoured to once again be presenting some of the world’s best ballet dancers on the local stage. We are especially delighted to welcome back Vadim and Tatiana, as well as hosting Brandon Lawrence for the first time performing with Cape Town City Ballet. He will partner with our very own Léane Theunissen, who audiences have recently enjoyed watching in Veronica Paeper’s Carmen and A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge.” Read full article >>

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

Cape Town production doyen, Charles Petersen has announced his retirement after serving 47 years as a production manager. Petersen joined then Cape Performing Arts Board (CAPAB) in 1974 as a stage-hand and worked his way up to becoming the production manager. He has worked on numerous productions including; Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Carmen, and a Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge during this time, first with CAPAB and then Cape Town City Ballet. Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux said the production team would always refer to his work and his retirement would bring a huge gap. “Charles has been instrumental in my growth since I joined Artscape all those years ago in the late 1990s… Full article here>>

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