Betsy McBride of American Ballet Theatre. Picture: Supplied

Principal Dancers from America's largest ballet companies, the New York City Ballet (NYCB), and American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will be dancing in a short season from 15 to 18 November 2018 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. 

Ashley Bouder and Joaquin de Luz, will perform Balanchine's magnificent ‘Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux’. They will also perform pas de deux from ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Nutcracker’, and ‘Don Quixote’.

NYCB's Daniel Ulbricht will perform the pas de deux from ‘Flames of Paris’ with ABT's Betsy McBride.

An exciting neo-classical piece ‘Joy’ also choreographed by Durwael will be performed by a group of dancers from ABT.

Dancers from Joburg Ballet will be performing a neo-classical ballet.  This is the first time that Joburg Ballet will be seen in Cape Town.    

Gilbert Mayer, who was an ‘etoile’ at the Paris Opera Ballet, and who has coached many famous dancers, including Nureyev and Baryshnikov, will make a tribute to Mignon Furman.

Furman, a superb choreographer, teacher and educationalist was the Director of the UCT Ballet School, and founder of the American Academy of Ballet one of the largest and most prestigious Summer Schools in New York. She also choreographed the Performance Awards, a programme which is taught in the USA and in other countries.

Determined to continue her vision for ballet, Furman's husband Simon Kaplan and son Laurence Kaplan, founded the Mignon Furman Ballet which invited the guest dancers to Cape Town.

Performances are in the Artscape Opera House on Thursday November 15, Friday 16, and Saturday 17 at 19:30. Matinees are on Saturday 17 at 14:00, and Sunday 18 at 15:00.

Tickets range from R250 to R550.  There is a 10% discount for pensioners, students and block bookings of 10 -100 tickets.   For a booking of 100 or more, please contact Berniece Friedmann on 021 434 4951 / 082 892 5877 or email [email protected] 

 

Book at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, Artscape-Dial-A-Seat