KOREAN YOUTH BALLET STARS & OTHER INTERNATIONAL & SOUTH AFRICAN STAR DANCERS IN BALLET GALAS FOR PRETORIA & JHB IN MARCH
Following on from the 5th South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) in Cape Town, spectacular ballet once again comes to Gauteng and Limpopo Province in March when dancers and guest artists from the competition will perform at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria and the unique setting of the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in Limpopo at Ballet in the Bush in aid of Rhino conservation.
The ballet galas, to be presented first at Artscape in Cape Town on Sunday 28 February to mark the close of the 2016 SAIBC, will feature star Gauteng dancer Leroy Mokgatle with the Art of Motion company and the Korean Youth Ballet Stars who return after first preforming in South Africa in 2014. Representing the best of South Korea’s internationally applauded young ballet dancers, the Korean Youth Ballet Stars will present a programme that includes highlights from ballet classics such as The Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, Harlequinade, La Bayadère and Diana and Acteon.
In addition to the young dancers from Korea, audiences at the Brooklyn Theatre will have the rare opportunity to see two major stars on the international ballet circuit, Adiarys Almeida and Jonhal Fernandez. Appearing in two ballet show stoppers, including the legendary Black Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake, Ms Adiarys and Mr Fernandez will bring their acclaimed artistry and virtuoso technique to the South African stage. Also in the gala line-up will be two Cuban competitors who will have taken part in the South African International Ballet Competition.
The gala at Artscape is on 28 February at 15h00 with booking via Computicket. In Pretoria the performances are on 1 and 2 March at 20h00 at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria with tickets from R80 to R300 via 012 460 6033. Ballet in the Bush at the Legend Gold & Safari Lodge in Limpopo Province, takes place on 4 March at 18h30, on Saturday 5 March at 10h30 and 18h30 with booking via 012 4436700.