Tag Archives: Johannesburg Youth Ballet

From Russia with Love (from the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra)

So James Bond movies are fifty years old this year. That’s most of my actual life and longer than my movie attending days. The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra celebrated this event with a magnificent concert at the Mandela, Johannesburg Theatre Complex … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel reprises last year’s success

Youth Ballet Companies rarely, if ever, get to perform the same ballet two years in a row. Hansel and Gretel, composed by Nik Sakellarides and choreographed by Mark Hawkins for the 2012 season was such a success that the Johannesburg … Continue reading

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Nutcracker and My Cup of Tea Ballet Awards

Dickens begins his novel, Tale of Two Cities, with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” That’s what this year has been like for ballet in Johannesburg. In order to survive the two ballet … Continue reading

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World Premiere of Hansel and Gretel, the ballet

What excitement there is in Johannesburg at the moment. A brand new ballet, Hansel and Gretel, commissioned for the Johannesburg Youth Ballet, choreographed by Mark Hawkins to a new commissioned score by Nik Sakellarides had its international premiere on Thursday … Continue reading

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