Women in Dance, a pulsating dance show conceived and performed by South African female entertainers, will on 14 March 2014 showcase new and existing works at the State Theatre (the Arena) in Pretoria, to pay tribute to Vicki Karras, the woman ‘who started it all’.
Karras, now retired, was a former member of the Royal Ballet and head of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) dance and musical theatre department for 20 years.
She is also the founder of Tshwane Dance Theatre.
The show, which will run for about 80 minutes without interval, will see the likes of Adele Blank, Robyn Orlin, Debbie Rakusin, Debbie Turner, among others, give it all on stage to thank and honour the legendary Karras.
Guest speakers will also add their special tributes during the gala, which will be hosted by Esther Nasser, Karras’s successor as artistic director of Tshwane Dance Theatre, the organisers said this week.
“It’s amazing when you reach that point where the people you have trained can move it forward,” Karras, who performed with London’s Festival Ballet, Walter Gore’s London Ballet, Jack Carter’s London Dance Theatre and the Royal Ballet, said in a statement.
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