Thumbelina staged in Hilton

2015-06-03 06:00
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Performances of Thumbelina will take place at the Hilton College Theatre.

PHOTO: supplied Performances of Thumbelina will take place at the Hilton College Theatre.

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KZN MIDLANDS Youth Ballet Company’s inaugural ballet production, Thumbelina, will be staged at the Hilton College Theatre on 8 and 9 July. Robin van Wyk, artistic director of the Cape Town City Ballet, together with dedicated local ballet teachers, recently formed the KZN Midlands Youth Ballet Company (KZNMYBC).

The KZNMYBC held auditions in Pietermaritzburg earlier this year where van Wyk put many young dancers through a rigorous audition.

There were 71 dancers selected to be part of the KZNMYBCs production, Thumbelina. This is an enormous honour and privileged for these young dancers to share the stage with nine of South Africa’s top dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet.

van Wyk, who is directing the production, is hoping that the Pietermaritzburg public will show their appreciation for this beautiful art and join in support for the KZNMYBC.

Performances of Thumbelina will take place at 2.30pm and 6pm on 8 and 9 July at the Hilton College Theatre.

Tickets are R100 and R80 for pensioners and children under 12 - available from the Theatre at, 033 383 0126 or via email at

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