Category Archives: Ballet

International Ballet Gala

When young dancers from around the world gather in South Africa to perform there is always a sense of occasion. The International Ballet Gala in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Ballet in the Bush … well, in the bush (Limpopo) recently … Continue reading

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South African International Ballet Competition Gala in Joburg on 7 September 2017

Dirk Badenhorst, founder and CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition held in Cape Town every second year, is hosting a Gala performance of classical and neo classical works performed by leading professional dancers from South Africa, Russia, Spain, … Continue reading

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Big City, Big Dreams

Joburg  Ballet Theatre’s collaboration with Vuyani Dance Theatre and Moving Into Dance Mophatong is an (almost) new departure for the ballet company.  It is also a brave attempt at making contemporary ballet, and making relevant dance theatre for urban African … Continue reading

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Nijinksy’s War

One of the pieces I have been most keen to see at the 969 Festival at Wits University is Nijinsky’s War with dancer/choreographer Ignatius van Heerden. Directed by Gopala Davies and this work starts before the audience enters the theatre with … Continue reading

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Masilo’s Gutsy Giselle

Giselle is best known as a pretty, classical ballet from the Romantic era, to pretty music by the little known Adolphe Adam.  If that’s what you want, do NOT go out to see Dada Masilo’s Giselle. You won’t find any … Continue reading

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The Hostess (Television – SABC3)

The Hostess is a brand new 13 episode cooking and lifestyle reality series for food and entertainment connoisseurs alike. This show, presented by Lorna Maseko and produced by Greyscale Productions, is a deliciously decadent celebration of dining and creative entertaining … Continue reading

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La Traviata, the ballet

La Traviata, (The Fallen Woman) is based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, La Dame aux Camelias written in 1852.  Unlike the Verdi opera, the ballet choreographed by Veronica Paeper uses the name “Camilla” for the heroine of the story. … Continue reading

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