Cape Town City Ballet's NIGHT & DAY Set for The Playhouse, 7/4-7
Cape Town City Ballet's vibrant production Night & Day, a tribute to the life and music of Cole Porter, will be performed at The Playhouse for the first time from 4 - 7 July. After highly successful runs in Cape Town and Johannesburg, dance lovers in Durban now have the opportunity to catch this exhilarating work - with toe-tapping numbers including elements of jazz, tap dancing and cabaret - for five performances only.
One of the 20th century's most popular song writers, Porter wrote some of the wittiest and romantic songs ever composed and dominated the American musical scene from the 1930's to 1950's. His music has continued to be popular, with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé, and Alanis Morisette recording his songs.
Named after Porter's most famous song Night and Day, the ballet's beautiful costumes and superb choreography transports the audience to a Parisian park, a cafe in Venice, the streets of New York and a Hollywood film studio. With a live saxophonist on stage, dancers perform to well-known songs, like Let's Misbehave, Too Darn Hot, Let's Fall in Love and Anything Goes.
Reviews hailed the production as fast-paced, brilliantly choreographed, enchanting and delivered with aplomb and superb technique.
Directed by Robin Van Wyk, Night & Day promises a highly entertaining theatre experience and dance of the highest calibre, delivered by South Africa's most esteemed ballet company.
Performance dates and times:
Thu 4 July, 19h30
Fri 5 July, 19h30
Sat 6 July 14h00
Sat 6 July 19h30
Sun 7 July 15h00
Photos by Michael Groenewald