Back on Stage celebrates the return of Cape Town City Ballet to Artscape with a programme of two works. Performances will take place from 18 to 20 March 2021 (with a matinee on 20 March), with only 100 seats available for each performance.
The programme will feature George Balanchine’s Serenade and Moon Behind the Clouds (pictured left), a suite of works made during the time of Covid-19, by South African choreographers including Veronica Paeper, Kirsten Isenberg, Yaseen Manuel, Lindy Raizenberg and Marlin Zoutman.
The performances of Serenade have been made possible by the Toby Fine Ballet Fund, formed in memory of the remarkable South African ballerina, Toby Fine by David Bloomberg and the Bloomberg family.George Balanchine’s Serenade is staged by Rebecca Metzger (via Zoom) for The George Balanchine Foundation performed to music by Tchaikovsky.
“Proud to return to the Artscape stage”
Moon Behind the Clouds is a suite of works made during the time of Covid-19, by leading South African choreographers. Laced together through the timeless text of Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata, this emotive and inspirational suite will be narrated by acclaimed performer Marcel Meyer. Nathalie Vijver is the Dramaturg for the work. Lighting design is by Wilhelm Disbergen.
“Following one of the most challenging years for the arts industry and ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are proud to return to the Artscape stage, as we herald the start of a milestone year with Artscape’s 50th birthday,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet.
What: Back on Stage: CTCB
Where and when: Artscape from 18 to 20 March 2021 (additional matinee on 20 March). All Covid-19 protocols will be observed and only 100 people per show.