#BoysDanceToo at the Hilton Arts Festival

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#BoysDanceToo at the Hilton Arts FestivalHilton Arts Festival joins the global campaign honouring boy and men dancers.

The Hilton Arts Festival adds its voice to the topical global response honouring boy and men dancers, dubbed #BoysDanceToo sharing the strong message against bullying, mocking and teasing boys who wish to pursue their passion and dance. This campaign is in response to the snide remark about boy ballet dancers made on a USA morning TV talk show when presenter Lara Spencer teased Prince George about his ballet lessons.

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There are many accomplished boy and men dancers, joining the girl and women dancers, on the KZN stages this spring.

Brothers Brad and Ash Searle are poster boys for dance: confident, gorgeous, witty and talented. They will perform their newest production, Bijoux, at the Hilton Arts Festival.

Bijoux is FollowSpot’s latest offering which invites audience members to immerse themselves in the world of frivolity, finesse and fervour. Inspired by the international trend of cirque, cabaret and vaudeville, Bijoux offers a string of perfectly woven acts from the mind blindingly beautiful to the racy and ridiculous.

Bijoux follows on from Bon Soir, Au Revoir and Caliente. FollowSpot productions have performed at previous Hilton Festivals to much acclaim, and are applauded as being one of the top-selling shows at the National Arts Festival for the past three years.

The Hilton Arts Festival runs from 13 to 15 September in the grounds of Hilton College, near Pietermartizburg. The Jongosi Youth programme runs on Friday 13 September and all enquiries are on accounts@hiltonfestival.co.za.

Bookings for the festival itself are open online – www.hiltonfestival.co.za – where you can also download the full programme and a list of where hard copy programmes are available. You can also book at the Box Office at Hilton College should you not wish to book online. Payments online are either by credit card or EFT – all instructions are on the site which is secure. All queries on 033 383 0126 / theatre@hiltoncollege.com.

The Festival is presented by Hilton College and tiso blackstar in association with Grindrod, Black Coffee, Extreme Events, DWR, Absa, Bidvest Car Rental, FNB, KZN Dept of Art & Culture, BASA, Southern Sun PMB, Stella Artois, Redlands Hotel, Martizburg Sun, Caxton, SA Artist, Loud Crowd Media, Sappi.

 

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