Joburg Ballet will make its debut at Montecasino in May with what promises to be an unmissable gala programme. Brimming with world-class entertainment, the company partners with some of South Africa’s top singers to bring audiences Joburg Ballet & Friends – A Dazzling Gala at The Teatro, a programme of sparkling highlights from great ballets, operas and musicals.
Joburg Ballet & Friends follows the company’s highly successful gala last year, with 2017’s winning line-up of artists again joining forces for two performances only, on Saturday 19 May at 15:00 and 20:00. Sharing the stage with the full Joburg Ballet company will be acclaimed local voices Angela Kilian, Sibongile Mngoma, Timothy Moloi and Samantha Peo, presenting a range of their favourite popular songs and arias – several accompanied by Joburg Ballet’s dancers.
Jewels from great ballet classics such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Flames of Paris, as well as several contemporary pieces, will showcase the range and versatility of local and international talent that makes up Joburg’s resident classical ballet company.
‘Joburg Ballet is in impressive form right now and audiences at the gala can look forward to some dazzling dance in this specially curated programme, blending technical brilliance and bravura virtuosity,’ said artistic director Iain MacDonald.
CEO Esther Nasser added, ‘We’re delighted to have been invited to perform at Montecasino for the first time. We hope it’s a chance to introduce new audiences to one of the city’s most successful performing arts companies, alongside some of the country’s most talented voices.’
Teatro manager Bryan Hill said, ‘Over the last decade The Teatro, Montecasino has steadily built up a faithful ballet following and we’re thrilled to be hosting Johannesburg’s very own ballet company at our world class venue for the first time.’
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