DANCING ON GLASS, LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD and MUCIC A'LA CARTE Kick Off Dance For All's 2017 Season

DANCING ON GLASS, LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD and MUCIC A'LA CARTE Kick Off Dance For All's 2017 Season
Dancers from the Dance for All programme in
action on stage during a performance
Photo credit: Oscar O'Ryan

Dance for All has announced three of its key performances for 2017, the first of which will be seen at the US Woordwees this week. DANCING ON GLASS, LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD and MUCIC A'LA CARTE will all showcase dancers from this Athlone-based dance academy.

In DANCING ON GLASS, the music of the American composer, Philip Glass, who is known for his minimalist and engaging sounds, and compositions by South African composer Kevin Volans and the Welsh Karl Jenkins are performed by the resident string quarter of the University of the Free StatE. Samson Diamond (violin), Sharon de Kock (violin), Jeanne-Louise Moolman (viola) en Anmari van der Westhuizen (cello) will the works specifically for a string quartet, with Glass's work also interpreted through dance. This performance will take place on 8 March at 17:00 as a part of the US Woordfees, and bookings are open through Computicket.

Next up, in April, is LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD, in which Dance for All, Own REflexion and Tierra Flamenca will join the Taare Bollywood Performance Troup in a show that aims to promote and preserve the Indian arts through the creative use of Bollywood song and dance. Taking place as part of the Suidoosterfees, the 75-minute show will feature vibrant music, fast-paced choreography and striking costumes. The production promises to be a diversified showcase of the Indian arts, as well as a fun-filled evening for the whole family, showcasing the traditional dance forms of Indian Classical and Indian Folk as well as innovative collaborations that move beyond the mainstream idea of Indian dance. Taking place at the Artscape Opera House on 28 April at 20:30, LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD is booking through Computicket.

DANCING ON GLASS, LIVE LOVE BOLLYWOOD and MUCIC A'LA CARTE Kick Off Dance For All's 2017 Season
A ballet class at Dance for All
Photo credit: Oscar O'Ryan

Finally, MUSIC A'LA CARTE is scheduled for 12 August at the Artscape Theatre. A musical journey bringing some of the most memorable and popular musicals from greatest musical theatre composers of our time, the show hopes to be a trip down memory lane as well as a celebration of musical theatre. Bookings are not yet open for this production, but Dance for All urges its patrons to save the date for this key event in its 2017 calendar.

Along with all its planned performances, DANCE FOR ALL continues to hold classes in African Contemporary, Ballet and Contemporary at its main studio, as well as implementing its Bridging Programme, Outreach Programmes in Worcester, Barrydale and Paarl. Audiences are invited to see the fruits of the studio's works by attending these three productions, all of which form part of Dance for All's credo of uplifting the nation through dance and the arts.


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