On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Brenda Sakellarides about Johannesburg Youth Ballet‘s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant.
The Selfish Giant.
Oscar Wilde’s charming morality tale of the Selfish Giant who finds redemption through the kindness and love of a little boy is brought to life by the young dancers of the Johannesburg Youth Ballet. The production is under the artistic direction of Mark Hawkins with choreography by Mary-Ann Mottram, Mark Hawkins and Jan Venter who also makes a guest appearance as the Giant. Set design by Wilhelm Disbergen
The bittersweet tale of transformation will be narrated by the inimitable David Butler. The story offers wonderful opportunities for a narrative ballet in a setting where birds, peach trees, flowers, and the elements are key in the storytelling.
Consumed by selfishness, the Giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to keep the children out. Once the wall is up, it is perpetually winter in his garden because no other season dares venture into a place where no children are allowed to play. One morning a very special little child brings Spring back into the garden and love into the giant’s cold heart. This appealing story of goodness and grace is certain to appeal to audiences of all ages.
The Selfish Giant runs at under an hour. Tickets are affordably priced at R75.
Listen to the interview with Brenda Sakellarides here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am