The Waterfront Theatre College once again presents its ever-popular Choreographic Competition
which is designed to showcase the very best of student choreographers.
This competition offers a diverse programme of choreography across a broad range of dancing styles, including Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Tap & Jazz.
Adjudicated by a team of high profile choreographers and top producers in the industry, the performances are open to the public and guarantees a superb evening of dance spectacle. The Judges include Sir Geoffrey Neiman, Nurit Noble and Shelley Adriaanzen
WHERE: Waterfront Theatre College, cnr Port Road & Alfred Street, Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: Fri 18 May & Sat 19th May @ 19h30 – R100/ea. Sun 20th May Including the Award Ceremony @ 14h30 – R120/ea
TICKETS: Book here
About the Choreographic Competition Judges
Enrique Segovia was born Geoffrey Neiman on August 29th 1939 in Johannesburg South Africa. He started doing tap at 14 years old, but soon found that he preferred Spanish Dancing and began lessons with Reina Berman, as well as ballet classes with Ruth Inglestone. In 1957, when Mercedes Molina opened her studio, he joined her as a pupil and it wasn’t long before he became the lead dancer in her company and soon after, her partner. In 1959, when the famous Spanish Dancer “Antonio” was touring South Africa, an audition was arranged and Geoffrey was accepted as a member of his company and left for Spain. After a year with Antonio’s Company, Geoffrey joined the “Luisillo Spanish Dance Theatre” and toured round the world for over five years with them. In 1965 he returned to South Africa, becoming co-director of the Mercedes Molina Company and together they choreographed the ballet “Carmen”, which was aired on the opening night of television in South Africa. When the “Spanish Dance Society” was formed, Geoffrey was responsible for the compilation of the complete Male Syllabus and this syllabus is now being taught in seventeen countries round the world. He has been Chairman of this Society for more than twenty years. In 2000 he was awarded “ La Cruz de Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica” by His Majesty Juan Carlos, King of Spain, for the furthering of Spanish Culture outside of Spain.
Nurit Michele Graff completed a three year National Diploma in Musical Theatre from Pretoria Technikon (1999-2001). She has appeared in numerous shows both in South Africa and Internationally.
Her talents have given her the opportunity to perform in a great variety of shows, including, Route 66 at Barnyard Theatre, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Dirty Dancing in both locally and internationally, West Side Story as Anita at the Durban Playhouse, for which she was the winner of the Durban Mercury Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Sound of Music at Artscape, Showboat in the UK tour and in Cape Town, Peter Pan, Saturday Night Fever, Robin Hood Babes in the Wood and West Side Story in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Nurit has performed in her own one woman show, been part of the cabaret trio, the Dazzling Divas and has been the production vocalist for Tui Magic Life Hotels and Resorts in Turkey. Her Film and Television credits include Dominion season two, Tutankhamen and Kings and Prophets, as well as various International and local advertisements.
Shelley Adriaanzen is a choreographer, director, singer, actress and dancer who has worked in South African theatre industry for over 15 years. Her performance credits include: The Sound of Music (state theatre); My Fair Lady (State Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jo’burg Theatre); The Boys in the Photograph (Jo’burg Theatre); Mamma Mia (Artscape/Teatro); We Will Rock You (Asia/Pacific tour); Show Boat (UK tour) and Cabaret (Fugard theatre).
She directed Chef, Rattle and Roll and Pop Quiz (Globe theatre Gold Reef City); The Purr Factory (State theatre) and Maybe Baby It’s You (Kalk Bay theatre) and served as resident director on Janice Honeyman’s Show Boat; Matthew Wild’s Cabaret and West Side Story; David Kramer’s Orpheus in Africa and District 6: Kanala, and most recently King Kong with Jonathan Munby at Fugard theatre. She was also associate director on the new international musical Tiger Bay at Artscape and the Wales Millennium Centre. She has choreographed various productions including The King and I, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, District 6: Kanala and Sneeuwitjie. Shelley’s other choreographic credits include My Fair Lady; Chef, Rattle and Roll and Liefling – all of which received Naledi Theatre.
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