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Friday, July 16, 2010


Comedy-dance showcase back by public demand.

After raving media reviews and three sold-out performances, Kambakht Ishq is back by public demand for one night only. This rollicking original comedy-dance showcase, will be staged at the Rajput Hall in Chatsworth on July 31.

Conceived, produced and choreographed by the Melanie Kisten, Kambakht Ishq (loosely translated as “Damn Love”) tells the story of love, infidelity and reconciliation as lived by a host of distinctly Chatsworth characters: two friends who really aren’t good for each other; a wife who nags; a husband who drinks; a girl who is lost, and a detective who is found...

The Melanie Kisten Dance Academy is a dance school and a production academy. It trains 250 students in a myriad dance forms, and produces and participates in major performing arts projects. Principal Melanie Kisten has created a comedy dance showcase with a strong narrative as a platform to showcase the talent of her dancers and the skills of her associates in a cast which includes Anesh Dusrath and Pranesh Maharaj.

The story is based around Roy - a local worker who is in need for fun and excitement which he is not getting from his marriage. Kista his so-called friend introduces him to the world of one type of fun - MXIT – which of course spells trouble!

Kambakht Ishq takes place at 19h30 on July 31 at the Rajput Hall in Chatsworth. Tickets R50 booked through Computicket , Shoprite Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Nazirs (Chatsworth Centre) or call 083 235 1207 or email