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DANCING CRAB RESTAURANT (article first published : 2006-06-19)

Due to open in Umhlanga shortly is The Dancing Crab Restaurant, a joint venture by Francis and Yvonne Cardoso which will offer a variety of fusion dance shows.

Producer of the shows is Francis Cardoso who is a choreographer, dancer, singer and costume designer from the Portuguese island of Madeira. He started dancing at the age of 14 and was later trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. He started his own dance group when he was only 18.

Among other venues, Francis and his South African wife Yvonne have performed at Caesar's Palace, Kilimanjaro, Monte Casino, Wild Coast, Suncoast Casino and Sibaya since they moved to South Africa.

There are different shows for different days of the week. On Tuesdays, itís Remember This featuring music, songs and dances from the '50s to present day. Wednesdays offer Come to the Cabaret while Thursdaysís African Dream include South African music, songs and dances.

Friday shows will feature the hot Latin sounds of Rio and South America in Latissimo Cliente while songs from Bollywood movies and belly dancing is on offer on Sundays in Bollywood Explosion.

Saturdays have been set aside for performances of any of the shows for corporate functions, fund-raisers or special events such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

The Dancing Crab is situated at 19 Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga (old Country Club). More information from Helene Griffiths on 031 572 2264 or 082 570 6730.




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