After a triumphant debut season at The Teatro, Montecasino in December, Joburg Ballet returns to the popular venue with its sparkling production of Snow White – The Ballet from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June, for five performances only.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of a girl whose beauty drives an evil queen to vengeance, Joburg Ballet’s artistic director Iain MacDonald has choreographed a lyrical ballet, with music by the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which has all the hallmarks audiences expect from the company: superb dancing, captivating theatre and enchanting settings.
With Snow White – The Ballet, MacDonald turned to a famous fairytale, as he did with the company’s production of Cinderella, which was a critical and box office hit at The Teatro in December.
‘Snow White is a perfect fairytale to adapt into a classical ballet, a story with romance, comedy and drama in equal measure,’ says MacDonald. ‘It also offers wonderful opportunities to showcase the wealth of talent Joburg Ballet offers, in both classical and character roles.
‘I’m delighted to be using the richly melodic and evocative music of Shostakovich and to have discovered just how perfectly suited his work is for ballet. The sets are by Andrew Botha, a stage designer with an impressive gift for transporting audiences to magical new worlds.’
Booking for Snow White – The Ballet is now open at www.computicket.com / 0861 915 8000.
SNOW WHITE – THE BALLET
WHERE: The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways
DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday 30 May at 20:00
Friday 31 May at 20:00
Saturday 1 June at 14:00 and at 20:00
Sunday 2 June at 15:00
PRICES: R150, R250, R350, R450