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Entertainment Theatre Cape Town City Ballet Presents Camille

Cape Town City Ballet Presents Camille

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South African choreographer Veronica Paeper's Camille, based on the Alexandre Dumas novel "The Lady of the Camellias", will be performed at Artscape from 2 – 12 May, 2013.

The ballet tells the evergreen love story of Marguerite, a courtesan, who falls in love with the young Armand Duval. Through the interference of Armand’s father, their relationship is doomed.The ballet will be performed to the enchanting music of La Traviata, the famous opera by Guiseppe Verdi, and accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Allan Stephenson.

Star prima ballerina, Tracy Li, returns for two performances in the title role of Cape Town City Ballet's forthcoming production of Camille . Tracy Li, one of Cape Town’s all-time favourite ballerinas retired from dancing in 2007, but stayed on at CTCB as coach and administrator. In 2012 she was invited to give workshops in Hong Kong at the Christine Liao School of Ballet. While there, the lead dancer for Swan Lake fell ill and Tracy stepped in at the last minute. To the delight of her fans, she is now back to perform as guest artist for Cape Town City Ballet.

Her dance partner, the talented young Jesse Milligan, hailed by critics for his bursting energy and sparkling stage personality, debuts as Armand. He pas previously performed in Cape Town City Ballet's Giselle, Night & Day and The Nutcracker.

For the performances on 2, 8 and 11 May the multiple-award winning Laura Bösenberg will team up with ex-Kirov dancer Thomas Thorne; while the delightful Kim Vieira and Daniel Szybkowski will partner in the roles on 4, 10 and 12 May.

Ever-popular Johnny Bovang will perform the role of Monsieur Germont, Armand’s father.  Bovang, until recently South Africa’s leading danseur noble, now excels in character roles, for which he has received critical acclaim.

Six of the performances will be accompanied by live symphony orchestra, while two of the performances will be danced to recorded music.

Bookings for Camille at the Artscape Opera House from 2-12 May 2013 can be made through Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695. Tickets are priced at R100 to R280.

Casts:

Thu  02/05/13  19h30   (with CPO) - Laura Bosenberg & Thomas Thorne

Sat   04/05/13  14h00   (with CPO) - Kim Vieira & Daniel Szybkowski

Sat   04/05/13  19h30   (with CPO) - Tracy Li & Jesse Milligan

Wed 08/05/13  19h30   (with CPO) - Laura Bosenberg & Thomas Thorne

Fri   10/05/13   19h30   (recorded music) - Kim Vieira & Daniel Szybkowski

Sat  11/05/13   14h00   (with CPO) - Tracy Li & Jesse Milligan

Sat  11/05/13   19h30   (with CPO) - Laura Bosenberg & Thomas Thorne

Sun 12/05/13   15h00   (recorded music) - Kim Vieira & Daniel Szybkowski