Monthly Archives: August 2015

Joburg Ballet announces casts for Don Quixote

Cuban-born ballerina Claudia Monja headlines the opening night cast of Joburg Ballet’s Don Quixote at the Joburg Theatre on Friday 28 August when she stars in the role of Kitri opposite the dashing Basilio of fellow Cuban, Juan Carlos Osma.

This marks role debuts for both dancers and a special moment for Ms Monja who was prevented by injury from dancing her first Swan Queen in Joburg Ballet’s Swan Lake earlier this year.  Claudia Monja and Juan Carlos Osma follow their opening night performance with two further performances on Saturday 5 September at 3pm and Sunday 13 September, also at 3pm.

Following Ms Monja and Mr Osma in the leading roles during the season is Joburg Ballet prima ballerina Burnise Silvius, who will be paired with Australian guest artist Aaron Smyth on Saturday 29 August at 3pm and Sunday 6 September at … Read More »

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The women of Joburg Ballet

Dancers, teachers and admin staff – take a breather to celebrate Women’s Day during preparations for Joburg Ballet’s Spring Season (Don Quixote, Celebration 7 and Gauteng Opera’s Double Bill), which runs at the Joburg Theatre from 28 August to 13 September. Book for all shows at Picture: Lauge Sorensen.

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