James Grace – SUENOS – 1 to 12 March at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
1 – 12 MARCH PIETER TOERIEN’S THEATRE, MONTECASINO, JOHANNESBURG
12 – 22 APRIL THEATRE ON THE BAY, CAPE TOWN
Sueños (Dreams) is the third collaboration between internationally acclaimed and 2020 SAMA (South African Music Award) winning guitarist JAMES GRACE and leading choreographer and principal dancer of South Africa’s foremost Spanish dance company Compañía Sophia, CARLI OLIVIER.
Sueños is inspired by the indescribable beauty and romance of Andalucía, which have captured the imaginations of great minds from Shakespeare, who stated, “Every inquisitive traveller keeps Granada in his heart, without ever having visited it”, to Lorca, who commented, “Granada is the perfect dream and fantasy, forever ineffable…”
Including music from Grace’s all-Spanish discography and featuring a selection of previously unrecorded works, complimented by original choreography by Olivier, the cast of Compañia Sophía are joined onstage for a special guest appearance by dancers from Johannesburg-based contemporary ballet company, WGRUV Dance International, in a unique and pioneering fusion of traditional Spanish and contemporary forms.
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WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
“You are left wanting more!” (StepOut Gauteng)
“Experience Spain right here in Johannesburg. Dramatic, intense, fun and full of energy!” (Galore SA)
“Simply exquisite” (Carolyn Styen, HOT 1027)
“The grammar and vocabulary of the choreography conjures up a storm of Spanish dance protocol blended with a touch of utter magic” (Robyn Sassen, robynsassenmyview.com)
“A stunning visual experience” (Sheila Chisholm, weekendspecial.co.za)
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