A ballet and music celebration.
Dirk Badenhorst and the South African International Ballet Competition presents Christmas in July, a celebration of beautiful Christmas ballets and music. These world class performances will take place with Scenes from the Nutcracker – the snow scene – and other major ballets, celebrating Christmas will be staged with new choreographies and beautiful Christmas songs. Christmas in July is sure to be a delight to the whole family.
These performances will be the culmination of a two-week International Ballet Intensive designed to prepare young South African ballet dancers for both the international stage and ballet competitions such as the South African International Ballet Competition. We are starting to build Team Ballet SA!
Leading these wonderful shows will be two Global Ballet Stars Adiarys Almeida and her partner Taras Domitro.
The more than 100 South African dancers from cities such as Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Durban and Johannesburg, who are taking part in the International Ballet Intensive 23 June to 3 July, will be joined by dancers from Germany, China and USA.
They will all be taught by a stellar faculty of Ballet Teachers from around the world, Runqiao Du – China and USA, Christoph Boehm – Germany, Taras Domitro – Cuba and USA, Elza Leimane – Latvia, Adiarys Almeida – Cuba and USA and master teacher Magaly Suarez from Cuba and the USA. All these teachers have over the past number of years been training medallists at international ballet competitions around the world. In collaboration with this phenomenal panel South African teachers Vanessa Eborall, Natasha Ireland, Angela Maree Revie, Tanya Fourie and Jayd Swart will be staging the celebratory gala event.
The dancers will be joined on stage by soloists and a choir from Johannesburg which will create the most wonderful Christmas atmosphere for a world class Christmas in winter.
Bring the whole family out to see Christmas in July, come and support South African & International dancers and musicians in this magical meeting of minds.
Christmas in July
Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City
4 July at 20h00,
5 July at 15h00 and 20h00.
Tickets are from R150.00 to R290.00, Book Below: