From triumphs in Europe, Elvis Sibeko is back in Cape Town to present Dance Can Dance, The Spirit of Enchantment on September 10 and 11 at Artscape
The production by Elvis Sibeko Studios, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Artscape is re-staged following a roof leak on the opera stage that impacted the continuation of the second show in May.
The show features ten songs all accompanied by various dance elements from ballet to African and contemporary, with some comedic magic (with dance of course) in between. It, celebrates the healing power of music.
Says Elvis Sibeko, who conceptualised the idea: “The aim of the show is to bring back the spirit of dance and music cinematic orchestra music as well as Afro Fusion dance style”.
The South African artist with years of teaching in the Netherlands will see his music, originally created electronically, brought to life for full symphony orchestra by Damian Philander. Other partners in the project are the Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy with choreographer Sbonakaliso Ndaba, and choreographers Mzokuthula Gasa, Maxwell Rani, Janine Booysens, Tercia Alexander Amsterdam. Guest artists include Babalwa Zimbini Makwetu, a Fleur Du Cap award winner, who will sing works from her latest album ‘Ndiyehlela’; the South African Youth Choir; and Mawonga Gayiya who is an internationally acclaimed comedic magician.
Proceeds from the concert will help sustain those artists who have been severely impacted by COVID-19
Three shows take place at the Artscape Opera House on Friday, September 10 (19:30) and Saturday September 11 (15:00 and 19:30). Tickets are can be purchased via Computicket or Artscape Dial a Seat on 021 421 7695. Tickets are R150. Discounted tickets are at R100 for students and block bookings. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Ends