ROMEO & JULIET

4 – 28 AUGUST 2022

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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.


IKIGAI

17 – 28 AUGUST 2022

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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Vadim Muntagirov and Fumi Kaneko, both Principals of The Royal Ballet, dance the roles of Romeo and Juliet at the performances on 5, 8, 10 and 13 August at 19h30, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

Top left to right Tzu-Chao Chou (Photo ©Johan Persson) and Brandon Lawrence (Photo ©Johan Persson) below left to right Vadim Muntagirov and Fumi Kaneko (Photo ©Lara Cappelli)


Brandon Lawrence, Principal of Birmingham Royal Ballet excitingly returns to join the Company at select performances in the role of Romeo. As an additional delight for audiences, Lawrence will dance the principal male in the featured pas de deux in Sir Frederick Ashton’s LES PATINEURS, which forms part of the triple bill IKIGAI. He will perform on 17 August at 19h30 and 28 August at 14h00, with these performances also accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

To complete our incredible lineup of international guest artists, we are proud to be welcoming Tzu-Chao Chou, Principal Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, to our Cape Town stage for the first time,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet. Chou will perform the role of The Blue Boy in LES PATINEURS at selected performances of IKIGAI.

Siphe November returns to South Africa to perform with Cape Town City Ballet for one night only. Witness the breath-taking and enigmatic skill of this unique dancer, when he joins us on stage to play the role of Romeo in our production of Veronica Paeper’s Romeo and Juliet with Chanté Daniels as his Juliet on Thursday 25 August at 19h30, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Brandon Phillips… Full article here>>

Siphesihle November (Photo ©National Ballet of Canada)

Jonathan Lo joins us for our Winter Season

Internationally acclaimed ballet conductor Jonathan Lo will join us to conduct the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at select performances. Performances dates with Mr Lo include ROMEO AND JULIET on 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 13 August at 19h30. For IKIGAI on 17 August at 19h30.

Jonathan Lo is undoubtedly one of the world’s leading ballet conductors and we are honoured to be welcoming him for our Winter Season,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet Full article here>>

Cape Town City Ballet applauds patron Dr. Connie September who was awarded her doctoral thesis in Education recently. Connie September is one of CTCB’s three Patrons and a renowned champion of the arts and ballet sectors 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 Full article here>>

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