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Joburg Ballet’s RAW 2 showcases new works by aspiring choreographers

This month will see Joburg Ballet performing at the company’s studios at the Joburg Theatre when JOBURG BALLET RAW 2: A Showcase for New Choreography is presented for four performances on 20 and 21 November 2021.

  • new Joburg Ballet dance works
  • new Joburg Ballet dance works
  • new Joburg Ballet dance works

Launched in 2020, JOBURG BALLET RAW is, in the words of artistic director Iain MacDonald, ‘an initiative designed to provide choreographers with a platform to create new works in a setting where the audience has the opportunity to interact with the process. Choreography is a creative endeavour that cannot be done in isolation, like writing or painting. The choreographer’s instrument is the dancer’s body and to put dancers into the creative hands of aspiring choreographers is the idea behind this project.’

For JOBURG BALLET RAW 2, four new ballets created by dancers in the company will feature the work of Revil Yon (A Midnight Kind of Love), Chloé Blair (Table for Two), Donavin Cicatello (Diamant) and Mbongeni Moyake (Pride Draama).

new Joburg Ballet dance works
Tumelo Lekana and Mario Gaglione, TABLE FOR TWO, Choreography by ChloÚ Blair, Joburg Ballet Raw 2, 2021, PHOTO Lauge Sorensen

Joburg Ballet will invite established South African choreographers to engage with the audience and the four aspiring choreographers to explore the creative process. To enhance the value of this experience for both choreographers and audiences, the performances will be followed by interactions between the creators and consumers in the form of question-and-answer sessions.

Dates/Times: Saturday 20 November at 14:00 and 17:00; Sunday 21 November at 11:00 and 14:00
Venue: Joburg Ballet Studios, Joburg Theatre, 26 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Parking: National School of the Arts, 17 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tickets: R150

Tickets are available via Edgar Moagi on 011-877 6898 or edgar@joburgballet.com; payment via EFT.

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