Circus extravaganza hits city
THE Nutcracker’s Winter Circus kicked off at its new holiday home, Sandton City.
The winter wonderland is a complete circus brought to town with mysterious and magical elements, fun and fantastical creatures.
The circus is the brainchild of South African director and designer Andrew Botha, who conceptualised everything from scratch. It includes all the elements that one would expect to see at such an extravaganza, from the whimsical wonderland created by a scenic artist to the special-effects costumes crafted by the original Opera House Costumery.
The launch itself gave off the festive feel of what one can expect, with Christmas balls, the enchanting tent with the right amount of lights for effect and the sweet treats.
Guests were last week given a glimpse of the performances that can be expected while visiting the mobile circus, featuring some recognisable acts such as the famous Nutcracker pas de deux, danced by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince Coqueluche.
Also in attendance, embracing the Christmas and holiday season, were Mzansi’s very own celebs such as DJ Arch, socialite Olwethu and Tshepi Vundla and son Sibabalwe.
THE Nutcracker’s Winter Circus is on at Sandton City