The Sleeping Beauty returns to Joburg Ballet’s repertoire after an absence of eight years, produced for the company by Maina Gielgud. After a glittering career as a dancer in the UK and Europe, Gielgud became artistic director of The Australian Ballet followed by The Royal Danish Ballet. She is now a renowned producer, teacher and coach worldwide.
Joburg Ballet will be joined by Anaïs Chalendard, principal dancer with Boston Ballet and Florimond Lorieux, soloist with Paris Opera Ballet, for several performances during the season; full performance casting will be announced at a later date.
Book before 4 February and enjoy 30% off selected performances via Joburg Theatre box office on 0861 670 670 or joburgtheatre.com.
If you’re looking for even greater savings, Opening Night tickets on Friday, 29 March are Half Price and all seats for the 11:00 performances on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 April are just R100 each. The JPO will play for all performances except Wednesday 3 April at 11:00, which will be to a recorded score to facilitate filming of The Sleeping Beauty for release on DVD.
Artistic director Iain MacDonald said: “It’s a tremendous privilege for Joburg Ballet to have Maina producing The Sleeping Beauty for us. I know from working with her that she brings an enormous amount of knowledge and expertise gained over a long performing and teaching career that will translate into a wonderful production for our dancers and an unmissable event for our audiences. We’re also thrilled to be joined once again by the JPO, after two highly successful seasons with us in 2018, as well as two exciting international guest artists.”
50% Off on Opening Night – Fri 29 Mar at 19:30: R100, R138, R188, R205, R238
30% Off for Early Bird booker by Sun 3 Feb: R140, R193, R263, R287, R333
for the following performances:
Sat 30 Mar, Fri 5 Apr, Sat 6 Apr at 19:30 &
Sat 30 Mar, Sun 31 Mar, Sat 6 Apr, Sun 7 Apr at 15:00
Standard Prices from Mon, 4 Feb:
Sat 30 Mar, Fri 5 Apr, Sat 6 Apr at 19:30; Sat 30 Mar, Sun 31 Mar, Sat 6 Apr, Sun 7 Apr at 15:00: R200, R275, R375, R410, R475
Tue 2 & Wed 3 April at 11:00 – All tickets R100 (Weds 3 April at 11:00 to recorded music)
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at www.webtickets.co.za/pnpoutlets.aspx)
The Sleeping Beauty is made possible by a grant of R1 468 700.00 from the National Lotteries Commission.
Joburg Ballet thanks Kaya FM and Creative Feel, our media partners, for their support.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the City of Johannesburg and all our Sponsors.
Keep up to date with the company; Facebook.com/joburgballetcompany, Instagram.com/joburgballet, Twitter @JoburgBallet #SleepingBeauty or online at www.joburgballet.com
For further information, images and interviews, please contact Fiona Walsh at Joburg Ballet on 011 877 6900 / 084 405 1112 / email@example.com