Rocco de Villiers in piano concert 1

Rocco is famous for his flamboyant style of piano playing. This is entertainment at it’s best. A modern pianist – in touch, in fashion, well dressed and well rehearsed.

De Villiers became a legend in his parents’ lounge when he was growing up, mixing drinks for their guests and then playing the piano. Later he became established as not only a performer, but also a producer, composer, conductor and director.

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  • Rocco de Villiers

    Vitamin R

    A Modern Miracle Play with Music and Movement


    Rocco de Villiers

    Wits Theatre, Braamfontein
    28 – 30 July 2005, 20h00
    Book at Computicket

    In English, French, Italian and Zulu, Vitamin R tells the life story of Saint Rocco (c. 1295 – 1378), Patron Saint of plague victims alongside the reality of the pandemic currently in South Africa.

    Vitamin R looks at stigma, judgment, self-hatred, love and survival in times of plague – driven by a state of mind, not in pill form and not controlled by a medical aid.

    Music Written and Arranged: Rocco de Villiers
    Design and Direction: Rocco de Villiers

    Script and Narration: Yvette Christianse
    Choreography: Elton Fortune
    Dancers: UJHB Contemporary Dance Company

    Soprano: Hanlie Stapela
    Mezzo Soprano: Nomthandazo Mkize
    Baritone: Jean du Plessis

    Guitars: CH2 (Christiaan Hattingh and Corneille Hutten-Burger)
    Accordion: Sergio Zampolli
    Cello: Kutlwano Masote
    Piano: Rocco de Villiers

    Wine, Books, CD’s and T-shirts will be available at the door.

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