See Joburg Ballet perform in studio ahead of China tour

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Claudia Monja and Prima Ballerina Burnise Silvius dancing in Joburg Ballet's Swan Lake.

Claudia Monja and Prima Ballerina Burnise Silvius dancing in Joburg Ballet’s Swan Lake. Photo by Lauge Sorensen

Following an invitation to join the China-South Africa Year ceremonies in Beijing, Shanghai and Liaoning Province, Joburg Ballet are flying off to the People’s Republic of China this November, touring a showcase of some of their popular classical and contemporary dance works. But not before first performing their touring programme for audiences at home on 8 and 9 November 2014 from 3pm to 5pm at the Joburg Ballet Studios in Braamfontein.

Joburg Ballet describe themselves as “a world class African ballet company”, and with dancers currently performing in Denmark, Ireland, Cuba and now soon China, the company is certainly amplifying its world class reach.

You’ll be able to see Joburg Ballet’s popular showpieces in their own beautiful, light-filled dance studio, with all the behind-the-scenes action too as there’ll be no “wings” and black curtains to hide the back-stage action.

To add to the intimate studio experience, ticket holders are invited to watch the company take their warm-up class from 1pm to 2:15pm followed by delicious tea and treats before the China Tour Showcase at 3pm.

The afternoon programme will be headlined by dancer and choreographer Kitty Phetla’s contemporary version of Carmina Burana, plus extracts from the neo-classical work entitled Kopona, and pieces of pure classical sparkle from the world’s greatest ballets including the pas de deux from Don Quixote.

Event details:

Dates: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November 2014
1pm to 2:15pm: Watch warm-up class (optional)
2:20 to 3pm: Tea and treats
3pm to 5pm: China Tour Showcase performance
Venue: Joburg Ballet Studio 2, Joburg Theatre Complex, Hoofd Street, Braamfontein
Parking: The National School of the Arts, 17 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (opposite the studios).
Tickets: R150 per person, tea included. Bookings through Edgar Moagi on 011 877 6898 or

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