The world première of Snow White – The Ballet takes centre stage at Joburg Theatre on Friday 13 October. The opening night will be followed by a run of nine further performances through to Sunday 22 October.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale of a girl whose beauty drives an evil queen to vengeful acts, artistic director Iain MacDonald has choreographed a lyrical new full-length work for the entire Joburg Ballet company, with music by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The sets are by South African designer Andrew Botha, renowned for his ability to bring enchanting new worlds to life on stage.
MacDonald comments: “Snow White is a perfect fairytale to be adapted into a classical ballet, a story with romance, comedy and drama in equal measure and wonderful opportunities to showcase our dancers in both classical and character roles.
“I’m delighted to be using the richly melodic and evocative music of Shostakovich and to have discovered just how perfectly suited his work is for ballet. It’s also a pleasure to be working with Andrew Botha, a stage designer with such an impressive gift for transporting audiences to a captivating and magical world.”
The season of Snow White – The Ballet will also mark the first appearances with Joburg Ballet of four newly appointed Brazilian dancers – Ana Cristina Cruz, Bruno Rafael Miranda, Armando Barros and Leusson Muniz, as well as Revil Yon from Cape Town City Ballet, who has joined the company.
Revil Yon, Monike Cristina
Joburg Ballet again offers a range of very affordable ticket options for Snow White – The Ballet, including half price on opening night, budget priced morning matinees at 11:00 when every seat is just R80, and discounts for pensioners and groups. The company also has a Saturday Night Special for the performance on Saturday, 14 October at 19:30, with 20% off all seats.
Photos: Lauge Sorensen
SNOW WHITE – THE BALLET: BOOKING INFORMATION
Dates, Times, Prices:
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at www.joburgtheatre.com
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)
Keep up to date with the company on our social media platforms; Facebook.com/joburgballet, Instagram.com/joburgballet, @JoburgBallet or online at www.joburgballet.com
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