Local pole dancing concert promises to be a feast of flight

2018-08-16 12:48
A Feast of Flight: Charlize and the Chocolate Fact
A Feast of Flight: Charlize and the Chocolate Factory (Photo: Lindsey Appolis)

Cape Town - 2017's A Feast of Flight: Alistair in Wonderland was the first of its kind and a huge success, and this year's production promises to to be no different. 

(See the photos from last year's showcase here)

"Not only did we need to find fantastical characters we could bring to life and that audiences that would be familiar with, but also a story that could translate into a pole dancing production on stage," says Pole Project director Kathy Lee. 

The theme for the 2018 showcase is Charlize and the Chocolate Factory.

"Because who doesn't love the story about the eccentric candy manufacturer named Willy Wonka who opens up his magical and mysterious factory to five lucky children? Of course, we had to add a delightful twist to our protagonist and change it to a female this time, and what better name but Charlize," says Kathy. 

The Pole Project will spin Dahl's delicious tale with their own contemporary and imaginative twists.

Talking about how they will bring the story to life, Kathy says: "In our story Willy Wonka is looking for the new 'face' of the chocolate factory. Auditions are being held worldwide and only five talented finalists will get a 'golden ticket' to the final round."

"We meet some crazy and entertaining characters including Die Augustus Groep, V-Tox Beauregarde, Veruca Salt 'n Pepa, The Teavee Sisters and of course Charlize, our underdog, the shy 'boeremeisie' whom, we hope, will ultimately emerge triumphant," she adds.

As with last year, the showcase comprises of team of non-professional performers. Most of the performers are everyday individuals with full-time jobs.

This is hard to believe, given the professionalism and quality of the athletic artistry we've come to see on stage.

The show will take place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium on 12 and 13 October. Book tickets here.