Following a year of empty stages, the Joburg Ballet recently returned to the Joburg Theatre with an exciting showcase of three world premieres and a South African premiere through Ballet and Beyond.
The programme, which took place from 9 to 11 April, included the first SA performances of highlights from Laurencia, a 1939 Soviet-era Russian classic, two new ballets, The Silent Wanderer and I Am Woman, commissioned from aspiring Joburg Ballet choreographers Mario Gaglione and Craig Pedro, and a world premiere, Grey, by Corey Baker, international award-winning choreographer celebrated for his innovation and commitment to driving dance into the 21st century.
This recent return to the stage marks a home-coming for the company, with The Joburg Ballet also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, having been established in 2001.
For those who missed Ballet and Beyond, or who are simply looking to re-live the magic, we’ve gathered a selection of images from the recent programme to celebrate the return of one of South Africa’s most vital arts organisations. View the images below and be sure to keep an eye on Creative Feel and the Joburg Ballet website for upcoming events and programmes.