Cape Town City Ballet

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The Cape Town City Ballet Company, formerly known as the CAPAB Ballet Company, is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

History[edit]

The Cape Town City Ballet originates from the UCT Ballet Company, which was established by Dulcie Howes in 1934. This became the CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board) Ballet Company under the directorship of David Poole. The company benefitted from government spending on the arts and its 60-strong company staged lavish productions at the Artscape Theatre Centre previously known as the Nico Malan in Cape Town and toured to the 1820 Settlers National Monument Theatre in Grahamstown, the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg and the Port Elizabeth Opera House. However, funding stopped in 1994 and in 1997 the company became a non-profit organization with the name Cape Town City Ballet under the leadership of Prof. Elizabeth Triegaardt, who is both the executive director of the company and the Director of the UCT School of Dance.

Notable members[edit]

Guest Artists[edit]

These have included:

Repertoire[edit]

Cape Town City Ballet mainly performs versions of traditional classics reworked by resident choreographer, Veronica Paeper.

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • The Nutcracker with guest artist Eduard Greyling
  • La Sylphide
  • Swan Lake to celebrate the company's 75th Birthday
  • Paquita
  • Giselle
  • Balletscapes - premiere of African Landscapes, and includes Paquita and excerpts from the popular works of Paeper, Poole, Prokovsky and others in the programme

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Poetry in Motion 2 - the production of 2010 was supplemented by additional dance vignettes created by well-known choreographers, including Adele Bank, Robin van Wyk, Erica Brumage, Lindy Raizenberg and Veronica Paeper
  • Swan Lake
  • The Sleeping Beauty

2012[edit]

Infecting the City 2012[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camille". Cape Town, SA: iafrica.com. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Tucker, Percy (20 September 2010). "Cape Town City Ballet presents Carmen". Yeoville, SA: Artslink.co.za. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 

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