Entertainment Theatre What a Wonderful World at Artscape

What a Wonderful World at Artscape

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Dancers performing at Artscape
The Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA), renowned for its superior training in dance, drama and voice over the past 25 years, is presenting What a Wonderful World under the direction of Debbie Turner in collaboration with Jacqui Pells and Nathalie Vijver.

 The show runs at the Artscape Theatre till 13 March 2011 and showcases 175 talented young dancers from the ages of 5 – 25 years in a production that explores global cultures and events through ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, drama and song.

Choreographers include Turner herself, whose name has become synonymous with exceptional, polished productions such as the sell-out hit show Vanity Faire, all danced by well-trained and highly disciplined artists of all ages. Others choreographers in this season include Michelle Reid, Illana Margolis, Celeste Botha, Jacqui Pells, Paul Johnson, Janet Lindup and Sean Bovim. Several well-known theatre professionals such as Anton Luitingh and Duane Alexander are involved in the staging of some of the items on the diverse programme.

Audiences can look forward to innovative numbers such as Paris Fashion Week, with the dancers costumed by House of Fashion in Long Street; Nicely Nautical that features the little ones; the delightful and colourful Chelsea Flower Show; Wimbledon, with the tiniest CAPA dancers as strawberries and cream; Diwali that celebrates the Indian festival of lights in true Bollywood style; Celebrating Oscar, a tongue-in-cheek look at the glam awards event, and the Debutantes Ball, complete with dancers in lavish white ball gowns depicting the once popular High Society event. Nomfundo Xaluva, CAPA’s newly appointed voice coach who is a member of the popular jazz band Breakfast Included, will also perform a solo item onstage.

Venue: Artscape, DF Malan St, Cape Town. Tel: (021) 421 7695.
R75 – R150
Performances: until 13 Mar 2011
Genre: Dance

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