Category Archives: Ballet

Golden Age, Bolshoi Ballet Movie

The Bolshoi Ballet’s movie of their production of The Golden Age, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, the company’s artistic director to music by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) showed at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau recently. The history of this ballet is that it … Continue reading

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The Bolshoi’s The Bright Stream

Ballet lovers are already looking forward to a new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company which will be screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban and Johannesburg over the next six months. The … Continue reading

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Johannesburg Youth Ballet turns 40

Most young people in the Johannesburg Youth Ballet can’t imagine how daring and different it was to have a non-racial ballet company in 1976.  Audrey King, however, set one up and then took it on an international tour. In 2016, … Continue reading

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When Ballet Meets Jazz at The Orbit

Media release For Immediate Release  “When Ballet Meets Jazz”. At The Orbit: A Collaboration between CuDanSA, Carstens Ireland Ballet Studio, Andre Petersen and Aymeric Peguillan:  15 October and Sunday 16 October 2016. The Orbit – Home of Jazz, in collaboration … Continue reading

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Cinderella, the ballet, at Joburg Theatre

I really enjoy being able to attend Joburg Ballet productions.  On 30 September, 2016, Joburg Ballet opened its spring season with Iain MacDonald’s sumptious Cinderella.  I was present in September 2013, when this ballet had its world premiere and I … Continue reading

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Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

Press release below: Cinderella – the perfect ballet for Spring   A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is sure to happen when the ultimate fairytale – Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella – returns to Joburg Theatre for just … Continue reading

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Joburg Ballet’s new CEO, Esther Nasser

On 1 August 2016, one year after Dirk Badenhorst was suspended as CEO of Joburg Ballet, a new CEO, Esther Nasser, will take the helm of Joburg Ballet. South African born and educated, Nasser is no newcomer on the block.  … Continue reading

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