Category: Entertainment

**WIN** tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus at Silverstar Casino

SPLASH! The Water Circus is set to enthrall audiences at Silverstar Casino on its first visit to South Africa, direct from Russia.

Launching on 19 August, the show will be at Silverstar Casino until 17 September, before heading off on a nationwide tour until January 2018.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

SPLASH! The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.

You will gasp as you watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks all take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

In addition to all the circus acts which we’re accustomed to seeing, the show also has a full team of synchronized swimmers who add to the magic of the performance. Their disciplined and well trained displays are one of the reasons why the show is considered to be so unique.

This circus is totally free of animals and showcases the extreme talent and capabilities of the human body in an action-packed show presented around the custom-built pool ensuring a truly memorable audience experience.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

A few interesting facts about SPLASH! The Water Circus:

~ On April 17, 1998, the first Russian Water Circus was performed under the name ‘Circus on Water’.

~ Since then, the creative team has continually developed new acts and shows which captivate families across the world.

~ Over the past 19 years, the ‘Circus on Water’ team has toured Russia, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Oman, Lithuania, UAE and China.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

The importance details:

~ Performances are on Thursdays and Fridays at 20h00, Saturdays at 11h00, 15h00 and 19h00, and Sundays at 11h00 and 15h00.

~ Ticket prices range from R100 – R375 and bookings are through Computicket at www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000.

~ The show runs 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20-minute interval.

~ No children under 2 will be allowed into the auditorium and most especially no babes in arms.

SPLASH! - The Water Circus

The best part:

You can WIN tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus 😀

I have 3 sets of family tickets to give away – that’s 4 tickets each, for 3 very lucky people!

Please note that the tickets are for the performance on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are non-transferable (may not be changed for a different date or time).

Here’s how to enter:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales on Facebook
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post (pinned to the top of the page)

OR:

~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Twitter
~ RT the giveaway post (pinned to the top of my profile)

OR:

~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Instagram
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post

Or do all 3 if you like (that would be really neat). ☺️

And for an extra entry, comment on this blog post. All the best! 🙂 Winners will be announced on Monday, 21 August.

Review | Ballerina 

This poor post had gotten lost in my drafts. I considered sending it to the trash folder, seeing as the film was released here over a month ago, but I decided not to. The thing is, Ballerina is a beautiful film, and if you missed it, then maybe this review will move you to grab a copy for your kid/s (and yourself, if you’re anything like me 😁) once its out on DVD/blu-ray.

Ballerina opened in SA cinemas on 6 January. Our little ballerina had seen the trailer, and couldn’t wait to watch it, so we bought tickets the day it premiered. All three of us – yes, daddy too – thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so good, Zee and I watched it a second time, with three of her friends and their mom. Our kids are home schooled, so I guess it was the first school outing for the year. 🙂

Visually, the computer-animated film set in France is lovely, even giving us a glimpse at an incomplete Eiffel Tower. It’s the 1880’s, and Félicie (voiced by Elle Fanning) is an orphan who dreams of being a ballerina. When her friend Victor (Dane DeHaan), an aspiring inventor, shows her a picture of the Paris Opera ballet school, she knows that is where she belongs.

The lead characters are immediately likeable . There’s plenty of slapstick comedy, especially in the scene where Félicie and Victor escape the orphanage in Brittany. And there are scenes which touch your heart. There’s a villain so cruel, she and the step mother in Disney’s Cinderella would be besties. There’s even the mandatory (and somewhat exaggerated.. but hey, it’s an animation) dance movie dance-off scene, set to Demi Lovato’s Confident. It has all the right ingredients for a great family film.

That Félicie goes from zero training and skill, to a brilliant ballerina in only a short while may have some rolling their eyes. Once again, this is an animation. And isn’t the whole point of any movie – animated or live-action – to take you away from what’s real and normal for that little while, and give you something alot more fantastic? Ballerina certainly does that. It has the wonderful message to never give up on your dreams, and will have you smiling even after the credits roll.

Tale as old as time…

Disney released the final trailer for Beauty And the Beast, and it’s glorious! This one shows us more than the previous two, and my inner child was thrilled to see they’ve not strayed far from the storyline portrayed in the 1991 animated film.

We get a glimpse of Belle (Emma Watson) as a child, her love for books already evident. We also see Gaston (Luke Evans) at his egotistical best, staring adoringly at himself in a mirror. We’re introduced to Lumière (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs Potts (Emma Thompson), and Chip (Nathan Mack), who will no doubt be loved by our children, as they were by us.

And then there’s the iconic ballroom scene, with Beast (Dan Stevens), and Belle in that amazing yellow dress, and the incredible voices of Ariana Grande and John Legend singing the famous title track adding that final touch of magic.

If you havent watched it yet, here’s the trailer, guaranteed to make you smile.


Beauty And The Beast will be in cinemas in March. Just over a month to go. 🙂