Wynberg dancers selected for Cape Town Movie

On September 11th, 2012, posted in: Achievement, Culture, Dance, Dance Studies, News by

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Two Wynberg dancers, Courtney Alberts and Jacey Romon, have been selected to perform in a feature film entitled “Four Corners.” According to the producers, “Four Corners is a coming of age thriller that tells the universal story of a father and a son in tough circumstances who want to make good. The movie reveals a side of Cape Town rarely seen by tourists scouring tourist brochures but it’s a side that is ever-present in the day-to-day life of the city.

The film is set in Manenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Philippi, Elsie’s River and across the windswept dunes at the edge of the Cape Flats, and this is where we will be filming the majority of the script.

The intention of the film is to tell a positive story that is dramatic, believable and filled with passion, emotion and drama.  The sub-plot of chess that is a major element in the film embeds the tough world of the story with a positive and optimistic viewpoint for the future of youth, and lays the groundwork for positive outcomes for family, fatherhood and community working together toward a better future. The production studio believes that the redemptive message affirms the power and will of family and parenthood determined to see South African youth through to a better future.

The film will be directed by Ian Gabriel, whose previous film Forgiveness was listed by CNN’s African Voices as among the 10 best African Films. Please see the following link for more information

One of  the key scenes involves a group of students in the local school rehearsing and performing a dance sequence, that has been choreographed by Ivy Meyer and her dance group.  Courtney and Jasey have been selected to perform in this sequence.