A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is bound to happen when the ultimate fairy tale – Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella – comes to The Teatro at Montecasino from 14 to 23 December. Marking the company’s first major season at the popular venue, Cinderella offers an unmissable chance for Teatro audiences to enjoy Joburg’s world-class ballet company as it expands its reach across the city.
Choreographed by Joburg Ballet’s artistic director Iain MacDonald in 2013, Cinderella will waltz across The Teatro stage with Johann Strauss’ champagne-infused melodies providing the perfect musical setting for the ultimate rags-to-riches tale. Andrew Botha’s glittering designs frame the action and the full company will light up the theatre in a family-friendly production brimming with charm and magic.
‘Strauss composed some of the most enchanting and memorable classical music ever written and Cinderella, his only ballet score, is no exception. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect outing this holiday season,’ MacDonald says. ‘We’re also inviting our audience members to bring a little magic into a child’s life this Christmas by depositing a gift in our special gift box in the main foyer before any Cinderella performance and we’ll pass it on to our chosen charity, NG Welfare.’
Bryan Hill, Teatro general manager, says: ‘We’re thrilled to be hosting this exceptional production and we know that Joburg Ballet’s many fans, both existing and new, will enjoy an incomparable performance when visiting The Teatro at Montecasino this festive season.’
General manager of Montecasino Mike Page adds: ‘Montecasino is all about making memorable moments for all our visitors – and Cinderella will add a special touch of magic to our exciting festive offering. We look forward to welcoming the superlative Joburg Ballet and their enthusiastic and delighted audiences in December.’
Tickets start from just R150 and booking is open via Computicket on 0861 915 8000 / www.computicket.com.
Christmas gift ideas for dance lovers
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the dance-lover in your life, a range of Joburg Ballet performances (including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Snow White and Carmen), all captured live at Joburg Theatre, are available on DVD from the Friends of the Ballet’s online store via www.fotb.co.za. Both single and double box sets cost R250 and make the perfect Christmas present for any budding ballerina or grown-up dance lover.