Joburg Ballet will mark Heritage Day with a special performance in Soweto on Thursday, 28 September at 11:00. In partnership with the Johannesburg West District of Gauteng Department of Education, the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the company will be joined by nine schools and three community based groups at Mokone Maroping Primary School, 11062 Mine Road, Braamfischerville.
Joburg Ballet will be showcasing dancers from the professional company as well as children from Joburg Ballet School in a programme that will include highlights from their recent critically acclaimed production of Big City, Big Dreams, inspired by the dynamic energy and pulse of Johannesburg.
Commenting on the company’s annual participation in Heritage Day celebrations, CEO Esther Nasser said Joburg Ballet is proud to celebrate red letter dates on the national calendar. “It’s wonderful to take our work out of the studio and into the community. Performances like these strengthen our ties with the youth of South Africa and help celebrate the rich cultural heritage we all share.”
Due to demand, entrance is limited to participating schools and invited guests only.
Following the Heritage Day performance on 28 September, Joburg Ballet’s schedule continues with ten performances of Snow White – The Ballet at Joburg Theatre from 13 – 22 October.
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