Dancers from around the Western Cape take to the stage in aid of their furry friends. Photo:

A ONCE-off performance in aid of the sterilisation of dogs in Western Cape townships, Dancers Love Dogs will be staged at Artscape on Wednesday at 8.15pm.

Dance teacher and choreographer Brigitte Reeve Taylor is the driving force behind the project. She has been teaching dance for 31 years and has been in theatre since she was a little girl. After dance, her biggest passion is animals and their well-being, hence the idea to create an event combining her theatre experience with her desire to make a difference in the lives of abused and needy dogs.

Vet Duncan Siegfried from Hillside Vets clinic and the many different organisations and individuals that help animals in need on a daily basis have done much to inspire and motivate her to pursue her desire to be involved in making a difference in the lives of the four-legged creatures that cannot speak for themselves.

Through her appeals, several dance companies and studios in Cape Town will be participating in Dancers Love Dogs, generously performing without charge, and the venue has been offered by Artscape at a reduced rate.

Deon Lotz will MC the show which will include performances by artists from the Ubuntu B-Boys, Cape Town City Ballet, Cape Junior Ballet, Interdance and the Hip Hop Collective, and from studios such as Karen Ayrton, Debbie McFadden, Taryn’s House of Dance and the Brigitte Reece Dance Connection with Zola Shuman.

Special guests include Dancing With Dogs Cape Town, a quartet of four women who perform with their dogs, all of which have been rescued and nurtured back to health by their trainers.

The evening will also include a lucky draw. – Arts writer

l Tickets are R250. To book, call Computicket at 0861 915 8000.