"In all the time I have
known Veronica Paeper - dancer, choreographer, dance
administrator - I have always been most in awe of her
seemingly effortless ability to tell an absorbing story
through the medium of dance in her productions for Cape
Town City Ballet and its predecessor, Capab Ballet.
She has created many an emotive
pas de deux for perfectly cast romantic partnerships,
and I have always admired her ability to handle crowds
of milling dancers as in a tragedy like
Romeo and Juliet, a
historical concoction like
Spartacus or the hilarious
Orpheus in The Underworld.
But she also spreads the innovative glory around as in
the exciting, imaginative
Cleopatra, her latest work, with its
haunting, original music by the mercurial Charl-Johan
Lingenfelder and designs by Peter Cazalet, who, though
essentially dance-steeped, can cover any branch of the
Welcome to the world of Veronica Paeper!"
Arts Editor: The Cape Argus
31 May 1999