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IKIGAI Purpose….Happiness….Peace

  • Ticket Cost

    R175 - R750
  • Start Date

    Aug 17 2022
  • Theatre

    Opera House
  • Duration

    2h 30min

Cape Town City Ballet subscribes to the ethos and life values of IKIGAI, a Japanese philosophy of life purpose, life happiness & life peace. Suitably depicted in those three ideas are the ballets FALLING ANGELS, LES PATINEURS & POLARITY.

One of Jiri Kylian’s masterworks for eight women Falling Angels is mesmerising, bristling with the power of the female persona ….scintillating in its complexity & richness of movement.

Frederick Ashton’s LES PATINEURS (The Skaters) .. a party of ice skaters on a frozen pond joyfully depict Ashton’s virtuosic choreography of charming divertissements in a beautiful trellised setting. Delightful in its humour, lyrical adagio of the lead couple, as the “spills & thrills” of the Blue Boy & friends show masterfully and multitudinous pirouettes and leaps… as the snow starts to fall the skaters glide away.

Award-winning, Kenneth Tindall’s POLARITY is inspired by the suggestion that opposites are interconnected and everything is duel….. A Yin & a Yang… complimentary principles of elements that present as opposite, but are possibly two inseparable parts of the same thing…. Harmony & balance emerges …. The outcome can only be peace.




17 August / 7:30 pm
28 August / 10:00 pm
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Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


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