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Posted on: Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Romeo’s Kiss – additional performances this weekend

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Romeo's KissAt 5.50pm on Sunday we found ourselves hurriedly finding parking and racing towards the door of the Baxter Theatre for the 6.00pm performance of Sean Bovim’s (Bovim Ballet) Romeo’s Kiss.  We’ve decided to try and get into a habit of visiting the theatre on a regular basis and after watching African Songbook last Thursday we are off to a pretty good start with a ballet ticked off the list by Sunday!

Although I’d booked ‘middle stall’ seats they turned out to be two rows from the stage – initially I wasn’t so keen on being that close to the front but in hindsight you get to see so much more; the gorgeous costumes, the concentration of the dancers, the reach of their poses and the way they hold their character until right off the stage – pure professionalism!

Sean Bovim has given the well-known Romeo and Juliet story a modern twist and the dancers portray timeless issues while entertaining the audience with energetic and poignant dancing.  I enjoyed the use of popular Beatles music – it gave the production a different and fresh feel.

I enjoyed too the way the current FIFA World Cup was incorporated into the show with a vuvuzela making an appearance on two occasions as did a soccer ball and our South African flag!  Good thinking indeed.

Romeo's KissFor me and I think for any other theatre goer one of the best parts of the show are the costumes.  Bovim Ballet doesn’t disappoint with this one; the male dancers are dressed by Craig Port and the female cast by Cape Town designers KLûK & CGDT.

Extra Performances:
The run of Romeo’s Kiss was due to end on June 20th but according to notices at the Baxter yesterday there will be another three performances on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June.  Book at Computicket or call the Baxter Theatre for further information.

Baxter Theatre
+27 (0)21 680 3993

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