3 Ballets: La Chatte, The Four Temperaments, Pineapple Poll The Natal Playhouse Opera Theatre with NPO 18 Feb – 11 March

La Chatte was filmed by SABC with Polly Rorison as the Cat and Adam Sage and the Man. Does anyone have a copy?

The Great Waltz musical Natal Playhouse Opera Theatre, April 29-May 28

Dance in the Loft : 1.Schubert Soiree, Other People (Killar), 2. Heen & Terug (Dina Erasmus) Natal Playhouse Loft Theatre Dates? May

Dance Contrasts –  Adults Only Summer Day, Journey, The Miraculous Mandarin, Jump Natal Playhouse Drama Theatre 9 -18 June

FlitterBlotters (Mark Hawkins) …. Natal Playhouse Loft Theatre Sept. 27 28 29. Mark, do you have any photographs of Flitterblotters?

Giselle Natal Playhouse Opera 11,15,16,18,21,22 July and 20,21,22 October Churchill Theatre Pmb., 3-6 August, Sand de Plessis, Bloemfontein 19-23 Aug. I do have a video recording of our Giselle, and hope to add it here in due course. Meanwhile, see the slideshow below (use the arrows either side).

National Choreographic Competition: Every Which Way (Charmaine Dumas), Point (Izak Coetzee), After the Rain (David Krügel), La Journee Finale (Mark Hawkins), A New Dawn (Henri Noppe), Messages (Graham Gardner) Natal Playhouse Drama Theatre Oct 6 & 7:


We were now able to draw from a large range of repertoire, and to provide opportunities for everyone to keep performing – after all, that’s what those years of training are for, and a dancer’s professional years are all too short!

Dance Perspectives: Towards Illusion, The Four Temperaments, Soul of Africa  Natal Playhouse Opera Theatre 17, 28, 29 October

I have no records of these three Dance Perspectives performances, except this page. Anyone have any records?

A month after Dance Perspectives came:

Pas de deux from: Flower Festival, Swan Lake Act 2, Don Quixote, Melodrame,  Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Pas de Dix

On tour (dates?) and at Natal Playhouse 14-19 November

The Christmas Crackers presentation comprised all the ‘old warhorse’ pas de deux and other popular excerpts… and every child in the audience received a Christmas cracker.

Hello Dolly the musical was at Natal Playhouse Opera from 5 December 1989

The photo below was probably taken about this time (?) How many dancers can you name?