Patrons who book for both The South African Ballet Theatre productions of Swan Lake and Carmen will pay a lower combined-rate price for their tickets.
The Swan Lake season will be performed at the Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein from Friday, 12th March to Sunday, 4th April 2010. Dating back to 1876, the tragic love story of the swan maiden Odette and Prince Siegfried has proved itself to be the one of the most endearing ballets in the repertoire with audiences around the world. The South African Ballet Theatre’s production will take its cue from the traditional Petipa version of the ballet whilst incorporating fresh elements tailored to suit the Company.
A Swan Lake Open Day will be presented on Saturday, 27th February 2010. Open Days at the SABT’s Braamfontein studios are a rare opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse into the behind the scenes preparations for a season. The cost of attending the Open Day is R60 per person.
The ballet Carmen returns to Johannesburg in August 2010. The fiery saga of Carmen and Don José comes to the stage in a sensual version by acclaimed Cape Town choreographer Veronica Paeper. Set to Bizet’s famous music score, Paeper’s ballet explores the volatile relationship between the streetwise Carmen and young officer Don José who loses his heart to Carmen. Paeper’s Carmen captures the passion of southern Spain in a ballet highlighted by spectacular pas de deux for the principal dancers plus showpieces for the corps de ballet of matadors, smugglers, fiesta ladies and gypsies.
A Carmen Open Day will be presented on Saturday, 31st July 2010 at a cost of R60 per person.
Booking for both Open Days as well as the combined ticket offer for Swan Lake and Carmen seasons are open. For further information follow the links alongside.
Joburg Top 3
Here is a quick glance at this week’s three must-attend events.
The Nutcracker will be performed at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino. This fresh take on the ever-popular ballet was a highlight on the festive season entertainment calendar in 2008, and is set to wow even more audiences this year.
Date: Thursday, 26th November to Saturday, 5th December 2009
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino
Cost: From R69. Preview tickets are available at half price
The Little Mermaid
Join Ariel and friends for an exciting underwater adventure in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, showing at the Peoples Theatre in Johannesburg during the Christmas holidays.
Date: Monday, 9th of November, 2009 to Thursday, 24th of December, 2009
Venue: Peoples Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Night of 1000 Drawings
The 1000 Drawings initiative sees 1000 drawings being auctioned in one night exhibition in Johannesburg. The drawings were sourced from anyone in the mood for creating art, from professionals to children and everything in between.