Peter and the Wolf
Directed and choreographed by: Tshwane Dance Theatre Management
- Laura Cameron
- Kristin Wilson
- Kyle Rossouw
- Liyabuya Gongo
- Megan Erasmus
- Thabiso Khomo
- Zenzele Letsoela
- Sifiso Mavuso
Peter and the Wolf introduces children to various instruments in an orchestra
and the brightly localized characters that represent the different instruments,
making it both a learning and highly entertaining programme. Both before and after
the performance the children get to interact with the characters about their roles
and what impact music, instruments and various situations in life have on our lives
Peter and the Wolf is one of the productions that was suggested during a project
meeting hosted by the Chief Executive Officer of The State Theatre, Dr Quinton Simpson,
with the Regional Director of Independent Schools of Southern Africa (ISASA), Theo
Bucolli, in March 2013. The aim of the meeting was to invest in future audiences
by bringing edutainment back to The State Theatre. The project is led by Esther
Nasser and Tshwane Dance Theatre Management.
Esther Nasser is a South African dance administrator who is the former Artistic
Director of The State Theatre Dance Company. She was actively involved in the transformation
process in South African Dance and Theatre.
Her speciality is helping dancers to reach their full potential and it has always
been her passion to help dance academies build a professional profile and to establish
them as a major dance force, both nationally and internationally.
Esther is the mentor of various choreographers and award-winning South African
dancers who have made names for themselves both nationally and internationally.
She is the Artistic Director of the Jozi Dance Co. and has been producer, choreographer
and director of many dance productions.
Since January 2008 she has been a judge on KykNet's reality dance competition
Dans! Dans! Dans!
Peter and the Wolf is presented by The South African State Theatre in association
with Tshwane Dance Theatre Management and will be staged at The State Theatre’s
Opera Foyer from 24 to 29 June 2013.