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Review: Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

Review: Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

A Sparkling and Magical Year-End Treat! By: David Simmons 2018 has been a very busy year for Joburg Ballet. They have skilfully presented audiences with world class offerings, not forgetting a company of dedicated artists each embracing their own unique talents. Each production, whether a classical representation or modern enactment, has set a very high standard for dance in this country. The level of flair ...

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Review: The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker

An enchanting pre-Christmas treat! by David Simmons In the wonderful make-believe world of Ballet, stories of love, romance and friendship come to life with the powerful and somewhat eloquent energy of dance at its core. For a sparkling October showcase, the company from Joburg Ballet brings the timeless story of The Nutcracker to the Joburg Theatre’s Nelson Mandela stage. With a slick production and choreography by ...

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Joburg Ballet’s Carmen

Joburg Ballet’s Carmen

Sizzling start to Joburg Ballet’s 2018 season! Casting announced for leading roles Joburg Ballet opens a bumper 2018 year in sizzling style when the company brings South African choreographer Veronica Paeper’s production of Carmen to Joburg Theatre for ten performances from 6 to 15 April. Joburg Ballet will perform to live orchestral accompaniment for the first time in many years, when the launched Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) ...

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Big City, Big Dreams

Big City, Big Dreams

Ballet meets its Modern Match By Jaco Lotriet A lot has been said recently about collaborations and the effect it can have on the power of the final product. This theory has yet again been proven on the Mandela Stage of the Joburg Theatre when Joburg Ballet collaborated with Vuyani Dance Theatre and Moving Into Dance Mphatong to create the energetic, vibrant and commanding dance ...

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La Traviata and other Ballets for 2017

La Traviata and other Ballets for 2017

Revised casting for La Traviata – The Ballet New productions – Big  City, Big Dreams & Snow White – announced for 2017 Guest artists Juan Pablo Ledo from Buenos Aires and Daniel Szybkowski from Cape Town City Ballet join Joburg Ballet’s dancers in the casting line-up for the company’s 10-performances of La Traviata – The Ballet at Joburg Theatre from 31 March to 9 April. Due to the departure of Dayana Acuna ...

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Joburg Ballet’s Sumptuous Cinderella Returns – Four Ballerinas Share Title Role Four ballerinas will share the title role when Joburg Ballet’s sumptuous production of Cinderella returns to Joburg Theatre for ten performances only, from Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October. Heading the line-up of stars is Joburg Ballet’s prima ballerina Burnise Silvius, who will dance the lead role on opening night, partnered by Jonathan Rodrigues as her handsome ...

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Guest Artist, Casting and Vuyani Dance Theatre Collaboration for Romeo and Juliet Joburg Ballet artistic director Iain MacDonald has announced that Australian-born international guest artist Aaron Smyth will visit South Africa in July to dance Romeo for the first time in Joburg Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Sharing the role of Romeo with Smyth during the 10-performance season at the Joburg Theatre from 15 to ...

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Review: Giselle

Review: Giselle

by Jakes Lotriet Joburg Ballet celebrates 175th Anniversary of Giselle in stellar production The mere thought of attending my first ballet and the subsequent review, evoked some feelings of fear and trepidation within me. Would a production of this nature, consisting of interpretive dance sequences and classical music be able to relay a story, without any dialogue, contained therein? Would I be able to interpret ...

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