PE Tour – November 2016

 

SANDT’s 2016 production of ‘A Spartacus of Africa’ has enthralled audiences in PE! We have truly enjoyed our stay in the ‘Friendly City’ – and were privileged to be the first ballet production since the renovation of the Port Elizabeth Opera House.

See the review of our PE season here:

PE Herald – 4 November 2016

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CAPE TOWN – get ready, we’re heading home and ready to take the stage at the Joseph Stone Auditorium on 10 November, after which we perform under the stars at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre from 22 – 26 November 2016.

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Wardrobe

A Spartacus of Africa: Costume Design

 

The South African National Dance Trust was very privileged to have renowned South African theatre and fashion designer, Dicky Longhurst, conceptualise the costume design for ‘A Spartacus of Africa’. Dicky sadly passed away late last year, a truly great loss to us all. But we are grateful that he was able to see his designs brought to life at the Cape Town premiere of ‘A Spartacus of Africa’ in 2015, and we are pleased to share some of his original designs for the production with you.

The fantastical designs live on in our 2016 production – with wardrobe fittings going on as we type!

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A Spartacus of Africa 2016

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A lot of hard work for body and mind, but this energetic and smiling cast of very talented dancers are inspired! Spartacus 2016 promises to WOW audiences in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Stellenbosch in November 2016. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

A Spartacus of Africa

A Spartacus of Africa opens in Johannesburg

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“A Spartacus of Africa premieres in South Africa” – article by the Arts and Culture Trust

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Guests at A Spartacus of Africa launch event at Vineyard Hotel

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Guests at the Fugard Ballet Screenings 2012/2013 Season

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Aspiring young dancers from Cape Academy of Performing Arts at the Fugard Theatre Ballet Screening Season.

Aspiring young dancers from Cape Academy of Performing Arts at the Fugard Theatre Ballet Screening Season.


Artistic director Veronica Paeper with former Capab ballet dancer, Johan Jooste and some budding ballerinas attending one of the ballet screenings at The Fugard Theatre.

Artistic director Veronica Paeper with former Capab ballet dancer, Johan Jooste and some budding ballerinas attending one of the ballet screenings at The Fugard Theatre.


Aspiring young dancers from West Coast Academy at The Fugard Theatre: Master Class and Royal Ballet Screening.

Aspiring young dancers from West Coast Academy at The Fugard Theatre: Master Class and Royal Ballet Screening.


SANDT News

March 2014

A Spartacus of Africa featured in the Cape Times:

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February 2014

We feature in two Classic Feel articles:

Women in the arts
Spartacus

October 2013

Final Classic Feel

August 2013

Funding for the SA National Dance Trust

The SA National Dance Trust has received funding to stage the spectacular
Spartacus of Africa.

The South African National Dance Trust (SANDT) is delighted to announce that
they have received funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund
and the National Arts Council. This funding together with seed funding
received from generous donors and cultural trusts will enable them to stage
Spartacus of Africa, which will be choreographed by renowned South African
choreographer Veronica Paeper who created SANDT.

“Another grand scale Spartacus seemed an impossible dream in the beginning,
but now that we have the funding my dream of staging Spartacus will begin to
unfold. We aim to mount a grand-scale production including dancers from as
many companies across the country as possible,” said Paeper. “The South
African National Dance Trust aims to educate the general public nationally
on the wonderful art forms of ballet and dance,” she added.

The legend of Spartacus is based on an uprising of Roman slaves and was
first written as a ballet in 1956. Paeper’s original version was staged in
Cape Town in 1984. It is the story of a man taken into slavery, humiliated
and deprived of his dignity, for whom freedom is an ideal so precious that
he is prepared to die for it.

“It is a story that we believe resonates here in South Africa and I have
grounded the new production in Africa – the Spartacus of Africa,” Paeper
said.

Note to Editor:

About the SANDT

The South African National Dance Trust (SANDT) was formed to promote
preserve and support the art form of classical ballet and contemporary dance
throughout South Africa.

The Trust aims to increase awareness and widely inform the South African
public about dance and will provide the opportunity for world-class,
grand-scale dance productions to be performed in all the major cities and
arts festivals in South Africa. SANDT seeks to involve and collaborate with
all the professional dance companies and dance training organizations,
orchestras and theatres to achieve its aims. Particular encouragement will
be given to organizations that foster performers from previously
disadvantaged backgrounds.

SANDT will focus strongly on education, incorporating all avenues of dance
(performance, music, visual, design, technical and arts management) to
students studying the various art forms, as well as inviting and encouraging
new audiences to theatre productions to appreciate and enjoy the wealth of
talent that South Africa has to offer.

One of the first press articles about the national production of The Spartacus of Africa.

One of the first press articles about the national production of The Spartacus of Africa.

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