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Monday, November 29, 2010


(Taryn Makaab and Casey Swales)

Dollz is Break Thru Dance Company's season finale spectacular.

Break Thru Dance Company (BTDC), the Durban-based fusion dance troupe that wowed enthusiasts with the successful pioneering kaleidoscope concept of dance in Under Construction I and II, continue to raise the bar by bringing ground-breaking performances to its fans and dance enthusiasts alike.

The new season performance, aptly named Dollz, is a take on the complexities of life and choices that a lonely girl needs to take in her journey of life to find happiness. It runs in The Zone at the Suncoast Casino Entertainment World in Durban from December 8 for a short run.

Conceptualized by Taryn Makaab, the director, founder and principal dancer of BTDC, in collaboration with Casey Swales, the acclaimed ballet and contemporary Durban-born and based choreographer, this dynamic duo’s creation will yet again turn the public eye towards the dance act as this year’s Christmas season’s primary source of entertainment.

As in the previous seasons’ offerings, Dollz unites different dance forms such as hip hop, contemporary dance, break dancing, jazz, ballet and beat boxing to complete a truly dynamic storyline that utilises elements of fantasy and dolls characters to represent different journeys and choices towards a desired life.

Thanks to BTDC’s powerful brand alliances – Suncoast (host venue for the show), Microserve (web design), Cdr repro (printers), Black Coffee (sound, lighting and production logistics), Function d├ęcor (set and stage design), Scott and Wells hair studios (hair and makeup), ikind media (videography and special effects), D2DI (emerging dancers agents), Hannah Jean and Charmaine Makaab (costumes) - the dance company is able to further deliver on its promise to bring the best of classy acts and performers by way of employing one of the top 16 finalists from the second season of SABC1 TV series, So You Think You Can Dance, Bonwa Mbontsi from Pietermaritzburg who joins the crew in this offering of this year’s Christmas season unique show.

The 30-strong cast members of Dollz are drawn from a spectrum of dancers from different social backgrounds. They continue to uphold the true patriotic story that inspired the nation to successfully host the 2010 World Cup and instil the much-needed pride to mould and propel this country into becoming a power player on the international platform.

Dollz runs at Suncoast Casino from December 8 to 12 at 19h30 with matinees on December 11 and 12. Tickets R130 available from Computicket on 083 915 8000 or