Feedback on Jazzart Dance Theatre’s annual celebration of dance, Danscape, at the Artscape Stage. (Performance 9 July 2011)
Combined with the excitement of winning tickets and booking a baby sitter (some grown up time) also came some hesitance....
Will this be our scene?
Will the travelling from our small town be worth while?
Does hubby really know what is up against? It won't be the Super 15 final...
Now were we presently surprised!!!!
This was a new experience for us as well as an eye opening one. Not only was the show captivating but also knowing that behind the scenes upliftment was taking place, a student will be rewarded with a % of the ticket sales, that talent could be shown off - this was heart warming! Less kids on the streets and also keeping the art of dance alive - 2 in 1 - FANTASIC!
And can you believe that the theatre was nearly full and that for a Saturday afternoon. We were impressed.
The routines and movement were great (to our untrained eyes) and the dancers really seemed at ease with their bodies. We just wanted to stand up and start dancing with them. Taking into consideration that most dancers were teens, the timing was good especially the routine done by the Dance for All school. We were amazed!
We really enjoyed the Vadhini Indian Arts Academy routine. The upbeat tempo of the Indian music was fabulous! The male dancer was so energetic!
Hubby enjoyed the La Rosa Spanish Dance routine and the Sibonelo Dance Project's routine 'The wrong station' was very funky!
The 'smoking on stage' routine was striking and last but surely not least the 'red couch' routine. It was fantastic and a great ending to the show.
We felt proudly South African!
Thanks for the opportunity for us to go and experience the vibe, talent and art!
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