International Guest Artists to join Cape Town City Ballet!
It is an honor for this company to be welcoming their international guest artists who will be joining us for selected performances, and they are delighted that esteemed South African ballet legend Denise Schultze Godfrey is here to stage the production.
Precious Adams of the English National Ballet and Andile Ndlovu of Washington Ballet will perform the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund on both the 17 and 18 August. South African Ndlovu was recently nominated for a Benois de la Danse Award in the category of Best Male Dancer, alongside Vadim Muntagirov, who won the Award. These awards are considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the dance world. USA born Precious Adams was a double-prize winner at the prestigious 2014 Prix de Lausanne and was also awarded the Emerging Artist Award at the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2018.
Vadim Muntagirov, Principal at The Royal Ballet, performs the role of Prince Florimund opposite Tatiana Melnik, Principal at the Hungarian National Ballet, as Princess Aurora on 28 and 31 August.
Set and Costume Design for Sleeping Beauty is by Peter Cazalet, and Lighting Design for the production is by Wilhelm Disbergen.
Performed to Tchaikovsky’s delightful music, Sleeping Beauty is the timeless story that follows Princess Aurora’s 100-year sleep and magical awakening. It features captivating encounters with fairies and fairytale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and the Bluebird and Princess Florine, that will enchant young and old audience members alike.
Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Artscape Opera House from 17 to 31 August. Tickets cost from R180 to R695 with concessions for pensioners, scholars and block bookings of ten or more.
CTCB will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the 19h30 performances on Saturday 17, Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Wednesday 28 August. They will also accompany CTCB at the 15h00 performances on Sunday 18 and Saturday 31 August.
Should patrons who have booked their tickets for 28 or 31 August have any queries, they can contact Computicket directly.
Bookings can be made at Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at www.computicket.com or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.