Monthly Archives: January 2017
Joburg Ballet’s first production of 2017 will be the long-awaited return of celebrated choreographer Veronica Paeper’s La Traviata – The Ballet to Joburg Theatre for ten performances from Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April. The ballet was last performed in Johannesburg to public and critical acclaim in 2008.
Paeper is South Africa’s leading choreographer working in the classical style and has created an extensive repertoire of ballets. She is particularly admired for her full-length story ballets, among which La Traviata – The Ballet is one of her most popular works.
Originally created in Cape Town in 1990, La Traviata – The Ballet is based on the 19th century story of the Lady of the Camellias. A deeply moving portrait of a woman who sacrifices all for the man she loves, the ballet is set to the unforgettable music of Verdi’s opera … Read More »