This is the third year that Jaco and I had the privilege to cover the Dance for a Cure production. Even though this year was the first year showing in Durban at the Playhouse, it was an awesome awesome success.
So when we got the call from Angela Ferguson (The founder of Dance for a Cure) that she wants to fly us down to Durban to cover the production there, we were ecstatic, well Jaco was, me….uhmmm, if you know me, I have this bad fear of flying, but nothing can stop me for an adventure. Angela was thoughtful enough to schedule our flight at 11:15 on Friday morning….perfect, I can calm my nerves, and what is best than a glass of red wine. I tell you, if you are stressing and nervous and you see this enormous plane that is about to take you in the air, you don’t care who is looking at you in the lounge at 10:15, holding a glass of red wine in one hand and stressing. So those of you who spotted a stressed woman at the Lanseria airport 10:15 on Friday morning holding a glass of red wine, it was ME. And some advice for those of you that shares the same fear…IT WORKS!!
How awesome was Durban! Jaco and I arrived at the Royal just in time to put down our bags, grab a bite to eat and headed to the Durban Playhouse for the dress rehearsal, and as always, Angela was an absolute angel to reserve the best seats in the house for us to capture the months and months of hard work and dedication to put together a production of this calibre. And one thing for sure, she had a cast (if that is the right word) that was out of this world.
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Music composed by Astor Piazzolla and performed by Paul Ferreira, Gerrit Koorsen, Hanlie Louw, Anje Pollard, Annemie Du Plessis, Viwe Mkizwana and Andrew Rheeder
Dominique Paccaut singing while the 3 adorable girls Emma Ferguson (9) Alexa Lipchin (9) and Vicoria Ferguson (5) did a tango
The all so beautiful Mary-Anne Barlow as MC
Choreographers: Martin Schonberg, Minette Landman, Brian Karlsen, Taryn Makaab, Mxolisi Nkomonde, Winsome Fuller, Adele Blank
Dancers: Rythmic Dance Studio, Break-Thru Dance Company, Siwela Sonke, Windome Fuller school of Ballet, Dance for a Cure Dancers
The all so amazing Sibongile Mngoma and the Gaabo Tenors, as well as Taryn Sudding, Mmusi Morelhure, Sarah-Lee Chapman, Shelly Hind and Dominique Paccaut
Now THAT is what I call talent!!!! See you at the Lyric theater at Goldreef city this Saturday (bookings through Computicket)
Equipment rental: Canon 1D MIV from Keith Rawlins at www.rentalens.co.za
Videography by: Keith Cameron and view his video here