Night & Day Ballet at Maynardville

Shopprice Australia

Cape Town City Ballet’s annual outdoor-ballet season opens in the Maynardville Park on Sunday 24 January with the hit production, Night & Day.

Lovers of dance can once again get their picnic baskets ready to enjoy the leafy park surrounds with sundowners and snacks before watching the ballet on the  breathtaking stage of the open-air theatre. This year’s ballet, Night & Day, is danced to the fabulous music of Cole Porter and takes the audience on a romantic journey of the famous songwriter’s extraordinary life and times.  Choreographer and Artistic Director of Cape Town City Ballet, Robin van Wyk, found inspiration in the award-winning film, De-Lovely.

 

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Van Wyk invited top choreographer colleagues, Kirsten Isenberg, Mervyn Williams, Nigel Lucas and Paul Johnson to add their creative magic to the mix. The result is an extravagant celebration of classical and neo-classical ballet, a generous sprinkling of jazz and tap dance and even a hint of sexy latin and ballroom.

This season’s production also features a guest appearance on Sunday 24 January by former prima ballerina Tracy Li and her longtime dance partner, Daniel Rajna, as well as live instrumental solos performed at all performances by up-and-coming young jazz musician, Jessie Williams on clarinet.

 

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Performances at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg only take place on Sunday evenings at 20h15 from 24 January to 21 February. Tickets range from R130 – R150 and are available at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a Seat on 021 421 7695.

Performance dates:

Sunday 24 Jan @ 20h15

Sunday 31 Jan @ 20h15

Sunday 7 Feb @ 20h15

Sunday 14 Feb @ 20h15

Sunday 21 Feb @ 20h15