Cir­cus ex­trav­a­ganza hits city

The Sunday Independent - - METRO - AMANDA MALIBA [email protected] | @Aman­daMal­iba

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

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