Swan Lake at Artscape

Thomas Thorne and Laura Bosenberg will take part in Swan Lake.

The ballet will be accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Phillips.

At two performances, senior principal ballerina Laura Bosenberg will be joined by Burnise Silvius, recently retired from the Joburg Ballet. Laura will appear as the White Swan, Odette, with Burnise as the Black Swan, Odile.

They will be partnered by Thomas Thorne as Prince Siegfried. At a third performance, Laura will dance Odette opposite Mariette Opperman as Odile.

The Cape Town City Ballet welcomes back Kirstel Jensen in the role of Odile opposite Claire Spector as Odette, with Daniel Szybkowski as the Prince. The last pairing is Hannah Ward as Odette with Leanè Theunissen as Odile, partnered by Conrad Nusser.

Ticket cost from R120 to R300.

A new ballet, Earthwalker, created by Kirsten Isenberg and Robin van Wyk, will be at the Opera House from Friday June 9 to Sunday June 11.

The Zama Dance School and the Cape Junior Ballet will share the stage for Earthwalker, also known as Taurus.

It is about a young star who wanders the Earth, going from tribe to tribe and bewitching the young maidens with his devil-may-care attitude and charismatic charms. He falls head-over-heels in love with Virgo, daughter of the water king, Scorpio, and his beautiful queen, Pisces. Virgo is also promised to Leo, Prince of the Sagittarians and a fight ensues between Taurus and Leo.

The role of Taurus is shared by Thomas Thorne and Revil Yon, and that of Virgo by Laura Bosenberg and Cleo Ames. Daniel Szybkowski shares the role of Leo with Martin Milner, while Aquarius is danced by Ivan Boonzaaier or Marc Goldberg. The set for Earthwalker is created by Charles Petersen.

Tickets cost from R120 to R160. Booking for both productions is through Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695. Visit www.capetowncityballet.org.za