4 – 28 AUGUST 2022

WINTER SEASON PROGRAMME…

The programme features a thrilling line up of ROMEO AND JULIET based on William Shakespeare’s classic, tragic love story and choreographed by South African ballet doyenne Veronica Paeper, alongside 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.



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4 – 28 AUGUST 2022

WINTER SEASON PROGRAMME…

The programme features a thrilling line up of ROMEO AND JULIET based on William Shakespeare’s classic, tragic love story and choreographed by South African ballet doyenne Veronica Paeper, alongside 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.



*Tickets, prices and performance times included

ROMEO AND JULIET will be presented at Artscape from 4 to 28 August.

Following her acclaimed recent productions of Carmen and A Christmas Carol – The Story of Scrooge, Veronica Paeper returns to stage 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.


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IKIGAI will be presented at Artscape from 17 to 28 August.

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: Jiří Kylián’s FALLING ANGELS, Sir Frederick Ashton’s LES PATINEURS and Kenneth Tindall’s POLARITY, in collaboration with the artists of CTCB.


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Cape Town City Ballet applauds patron Dr. Connie September.

Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) congratulates Dr. Cornelia (Connie) September who was awarded her doctoral thesis in Education recently.

Ms. September, a passionate philomath, received her doctoral degree in The Management of Technology and Innovation in Education, at the Da Vinci Institute, in Johannesburg, on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Connie September is one of CTCB’s three Patrons and a renowned champion of the arts and ballet sectors.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to newly capped Dr Cornelia (Connie) September, one of our revered Patrons and a longstanding supporter of Cape Town City Ballet,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet.

Dr. September has been an integral part of the classical ballet world for many years through her unwavering commitment to the investment in the industry. Her work continues to help advance the sector through many avenues.

Connie, we are proud and honoured to have you as our patron.  We salute you for this immense achievement of being awarded your doctoral degree,” says Turner.

The former Human Settlements Minister produced her thesis titled: Public funding of the college sector: a social-return-on-investment in higher education in South Africa.

Edward Kieswetter, President (chancellor) of Da Vinci Institute and Commissioner of SARS was the keynote speaker and hosted the ceremony Full article here>>

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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