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22 to 24 January 2015
Venue: Sahara Park Newlands
The strongest and most riveting scene is unquestionably from Orpheus in the Underworld. This dynamic ballet bursts with comical elements and humorous characterizations. Former prima ballerina Tracy Li and her long time dance partner Daniel Rajna, who together formed one of the most renowned CTCB partnerships, are guest performers in a romantic pas de deux which also shows off their experienced acting skills. The result is quirky, elegantly playful and sweet.
When someone says opera, you might think of corsetted ladies hitting high notes, epic romances played out over multiple hours, Shakespearian plotlines that end in death or disaster. You might not think of surrealistic landscapes, Dadaesque vocals or absurdist scenarios. Having left the Artscape theatre with my mind twisted and released by the utter weirdness that is Postcard From Morocco, I feel like we’ve been given a glimpse of the psychotic side of opera.
It’s a lot like a drive-in, minus the cars. It delivers a night-picnic experience with a good film to watch, where you can actually feel the summer breeze brush against your cheeks and might even have to stuff a serviette at the top of your can of Coke, just in case a six-legged creature decides to take a dive in it. But that all forms part of the tranquil outdoor experience.