Sun, sea, surf, comedy and dance were the key ingredients for the array of festive season fun and entertainment on offer at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World in Durban this holiday period.
Entertainment on offer included:
Perfect for audiences young and old, Break Thru Dance Company’s (BTDC) new season performance, DOLLZ, was showcased in The SUNZone from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 December 2010.
DOLLZ united hip hop, contemporary dance, break dancing, jazz, ballet and beat boxing, using play-house dolls and fantasy characters to represent the complexities of life and the choices made by a lonely girl on her journey to find happiness
It featured a 30-strong cast of diversely talented dancers and was conceptualised by Taryn Makaab, the director, founder and principal dancer of BTDC, in collaboration with acclaimed contemporary choreographer Casey Swales.
On Sunday 12 December 2010 the Billabong Girls Get Out There 2010 event on Suncoast Beach aimed to get girls out of the shopping malls and onto the beach – and it was all provided free of charge between 10h00 and 15h00.
There were free Learn to Surf classes every hour on the hour with professional surfer Tarryn Chudleigh and all participants received a goodie bag courtesy of Billabong and 8-ta.
Seventeen Magazine catered to every girl’s whim with pamper corners, hula hoop games, Twista, Celebrity Quiz, Bingo, Urban Scout sign-ups and the Ava A List Girl search, plus a creative area where girls could express themselves with paints, beading, canvas and sand art.
The Billabong Girls Get Out There 2010 series featured tons of fun, music, games, activities and lots of great prizes up for grabs. Girls young and young at heart were urged not to miss it on its stopover at Suncoast Beach this December.
As with all holiday seasons the SUNCafe Beach Bar took up residence in front of the SUNCOAST complex from Friday 11 December to Tuesday 18 January 2010, open from 10h00 to 18h00. It included a cocktail bar and relaxing touches like hammocks and bamboo reed awnings for guests to lap up the Durban sunshine, while enjoying various entertainment, activities, competitions and promotions.
Triple dose of comedy
If laughs were on your menu, SUNCOAST served up a comedy buffet with the final return of old favourite Curry on Laughing, featuring the powerhouse trio of comedians Jailoshini Naidoo, Eubulus Tracy and Sans Moonsamy.
The show ran from Wednesday 15 December until Sunday 19 December.
With fast-paced, rollicking stand-up routines, sketches and over-the-top caricatures, this comedic collective has been working in the performing arts industry for more than a decade. Each is renowned for their witty brand of humour that offers comment on pertinent social issues.
Also back for its final curtain call during the 2010 festive season, the homegrown, Bollywood song and dance franchise Dance with me Baby had a two-week run in the SUNZone from Sunday, 26 December to Sunday, 09 January.
In this last installment of the show that had captivated audiences over two festive seasons at SUNCOAST, creator Shivani Kara of Eastern Moves Production again showcased a kaleidoscope of dance forms. These were as varied as classical Indian, hip hop and kwaito, and even a Chinese hand dance and ballet.
The soundtrack was made up of high-tempo, pulsating sounds, from old Indian favourites to the biggest Bollywood pop hits of 2010.
Happy New Year!
Dance With Me Baby – The Final also took centre stage for the sensational New Years Eve extravaganza for which Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World has become well known.
On 31 December 2010 SUNCOAST’s New Years Eve festivities kicked off at 21h00 in the SUNZone with a special performance of the show.
Those who booked for the New Years Eve performance were able to join the cast and crew in a private area at SUNCOAST to collectively see in the new year. Complimentary champagne or non-alcoholic cocktails were provided.
This line up of event brought a bumper end to a year in which more than 7.5 million people had visited the popular entertainment complex!!