As part of the POPUpstairs season 2016/2017 supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa. Directed by Nicholas Spagnoletti, Dani and the Lion takes place at a bar at the end of the world known as “The Den”. This is the last time that resident cover bad, Dani and the Lion, perform at the bar. A special caberet performance of songs and stories that they have wanted to perform for years, but were never allowed.
Daneel van der Walt (performer) studied Theatre and Performance at UCT, she then went on to work on her waitering skills and after a level of servitude was reached she approached the theatre industry with a new found fervour. Since then she has been in shows like Juliet Jenkin’s Big Girl, Long Street Nights directed by Nicky Rebelo and The Fugard’s Rocky Horror Show. Dani and the Lion; Last night at The Den, is a continuation of the cabaret that first saw light at The Alexander Bar last year.
Accompanist, David Lubbe is a pianist and teacher in the Cape Town area. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, he took a leave of absence to make money in the doll-drum accounting sector for many years but has recently returned to the world of music, working as an accompanist, teacher and performer. As a student, he won the Hugo van der Spuy Cup for Best Accompanist, was the first runner up in the inaugural Nina Schumann Overseas Bursary Competition and performed with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Youth Music Festival.
Venue: POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox St, Maboneng Precinct
Time: Thursday 23 March 2017 to Saturday 25 March 2017 8pm | Sunday 26 March 2017 3.30pm
Cost: R100 – R120