Joburg Ballet makes its debut at Montecasino with an unmissable gala programme for two performances only, on Saturday 19 May at 3pm and 8pm. Brimming with world-class entertainment, the company partners with some of South Africa’s top singers to bring audiences Joburg Ballet & Friends – A Dazzling Gala at The Teatro, a programme of sparkling highlights from great ballets, musicals and operas.
Joburg Ballet and Friends follows the company’s magical gala last year, with 2017’s winning line-up of artists again joining forces in May. Sharing the stage with the full Joburg Ballet company will be acclaimed voices Angela Kilian, Sibongile Mngoma, Timothy Moloi and Samantha Peo, joined this year by Musanete Sakupwanya and Zubz The Last Letta, presenting a range of well known songs, including hits from blockbuster musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Annie and A Chorus Line.
Jewels from great ballet classics such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Cinderella and Flames of Paris, as well as jazzy and stylish contemporary pieces, will showcase the range and versatility of talent that makes up Joburg Ballet. Tickets starting from just R200 are available via Computicket.
Artistic director Iain MacDonald said, “Joburg Ballet is in impressive form and audiences at the gala can look forward to some dazzling dance, blending technical brilliance and bravura virtuosity.”
Samantha Peo said, “I’m so excited to have created the concept for this new gala with Joburg Ballet, built around the theme of ‘grace and grit’ – acknowledging the gracefulness and strength of ballet dancers and the discipline and sacrifice it requires to be successful in a very challenging career. We’re hoping to attract not only existing dance and music fans to Montecasino, but also brand new audience members, with a programme including fresh arrangements, operatic favourites and brilliant mashups of commercial hits old and new.”
Teatro manager Bryan Hill said, “Over the last decade The Teatro, Montecasino has steadily built up a faithful ballet audience and we’re thrilled to be hosting Johannesburg’s very own ballet company at our world class venue for the first time.”
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