Innovation and enlightenment with Cape Town City Ballet’s SATORI
Satori encapsulates innovation and enlightenment with three inspiring works, two of which are being newly staged alongside an original commissioned work for Cape Town City Ballet by celebrated UK choreographer Kenneth Tindall.
Tindall is one of Britain’s most exciting independent choreographers as well as being the Artistic Director of Digital and Choreographer in Residence at Northern Ballet. His first full length ballet Casanova received much critical acclaim and standing ovations throughout its tour of the UK, including a sell-out week at Sadler’s Wells.
Tindall’s many awards include the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover. His work demands much of the dancers’ physical prowess, and extends them into an artistic place at the edge of their technique.
Following the wonderful response to Serenade in their Autumn Season, Cape Town City Ballet introduces a second George Balanchine work to the repertoire with Concerto Barocco, performed to a score by Johann Sebastian Bach and this production to be staged by Diana White of the George Balanchine Trust, who has spent her lifetime studying, performing, staging and coaching Balanchine’s works. Experience the sweeping lyrical beauty of this modern classic.
South African choreographer and local dance treasure, Michelle Reid, stages a fully expanded new work of her creation Sheeple, which is her first production created on the Company. Performed to music from a selection of modern composers, Sheeple is an arresting, swirling exploration of the power of the masses, and the pervasive inclination of society to blindly follow the pack. Reid is an award-winning seasoned and prolific choreographer who has a 30 year history of staging work in South Africa. Her work has also been seen internationally at Festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Prague Dance Festival.
Lighting Design for SATORI is created by Wilhelm Disbergen.
Artscape Opera House
26 October to 9 November
Tickets cost from R150 to R300
Bookings can be made at Computicket or on 0861 915 8000,