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Roodepoort Theatre set for ballet treat​

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If you love ballet, then make sure to be at the Roodepoort Theatre this weekend for top-drawer performances featuring the best of South Africa’s ballerinas.

Prima ballerina Burnise Silvius leads an exciting and star-studded lineup of South Africa’s brightest ballet performers who will descend on the Roodepoort Theatre on Friday July 10 for a two-day show. Silvius, who performs the dazzling Don Quixote pas de deux with Ramiro Samón of Cuba and gold winner of the South African International Ballet Competition, will be joined on stage by principal dancers Shannon Glover and Michael Revie.

Other classical ballet pas de deux include The Flames of Paris with Shana Dewey and Samón, and Satanella with Dayana Acuna and Javier Monier. Other classical items include highlights from Swan Lake, La Sylphide and La Bayadère.

The ballet highlights gala has something for everyone, with classical gems combined with two sumptuously romantic short ballets by artistic director Iain MacDonald, including one danced to Strauss’ Blue Danube waltz, one of the most famous pieces of music in the world.Rounding off the programme will be three items with South African music, choreography or themes: Gauteng to music by Miriam Makeba, Jantjie to music by Anton Goosen and Fearless by young South African choreographer John Tsunke.

The gala runs for one hour and is performed without interval, making it an ideal outing for the family.  The first show starts at 8pm on Friday, with two more shows on Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. 
Tickets are on sale at the theatre from R140 to R170. For bookings go to www.roodepoorttheatre.com or phone 0861 670 670.

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