The popular Dancers Love Dogs takes place at the Artscape Opera House on Thursday 25 October 2018 at 7.30pm.
This year, the popular annual event will be hosted by Alan Committie and participating dancers include Rudi Smit, Cape Town City Ballet, Indoni, Ashley and Bradley Searle, Unmute Dance Company, Adele Blank and Zip Zap Circus, Lara Spence from New York and many more.
The event, founded and directed by Brigitte Reeve-Taylor, is a highlight on the Western Cape’s performing arts calendar, and has raised over R2.4 million for the mass sterilisation of street and domestic dogs, cats and animals in need. The price of each ticket is the cost of one sterilisation.
How DLD started
Four years ago an emaciated puppy was found running frantically along the N2 highway. Well known dance teacher Brigitte Reeve-Taylor spotted it, gave chase and after a traumatic few hours adopted it. Today, Miles is part of her family and the four-pawed ambassador for DLD. During her search for the animal, a stray, she saw many other homeless dogs in need of veterinary attention and was inspired to create an event to help them called it Dancers Love Dogs and the rest is history. DLD supports the sterilisation of unwanted animals and helps stem the flow of unwanted puppies and kittens. What began as a once-off show has grown into a hugely popular annual event that has raised more than R2.4 million. The money raised supports various organisations and incredible teams of dedicated vets who have neutered more than 9000 dogs since DLD’s inception, as well as cats, bunnies, pigs and donkeys.
What: Dancers Love Dogs
Where and when: Artscape on 25 October 2018