Beyond the Borders

Breaking the barriers of dance

Nico Opera House: July 2000

Ballet and contemporary dancers shared the stage when choreographers Patrick Delcroix from Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague and Moeketsi Koena from Inzalo Dance and Theatre Company in Johannesburg created new work for Jazzart Dance Theatre and Cape Town City Ballet. This is the first collaboration between Cape Town's best known professional dance companies and explores an interesting fusion between the discipline of classical ballet and the free-flowing nature of contemporary dance. Delcroix has choreographed for dance companies across Europe and his work with Nederlands Dans Theater has earned him international status. Koena has a reputation as a talented contemporary dancer and choreographer. Both companies perform pieces from their existing repertoire, with Jazzart's contribution being an excerpt from Junction.

"They're all very accessible, middle of the road, lyrical dances that everyone can enjoy."
Veronica Paeper, artistic director Cape Town City Ballet