Watch Joburg Ballet’s beautiful choreographed response to Covid-19

Joburg Ballet_principal dancer Shannon Glover. Picture: Lauge Sorensen
Joburg Ballet_principal dancer Shannon Glover. Picture: Lauge Sorensen

Audiences may not have been packing out the theatre since the national lockdown, but Joburg Ballet’s dancers continue dancing. The company released a beautiful video of their choreographed response to Covid-19 called The Corona Suite.

Those interested can join the company in a variety of ways, as outlined the following press release: “Although Joburg Ballet’s dancers returned to the company’s studios under strict regulations late last month, Joburg Ballet continues to stay connected with the broader ballet world via a comprehensive programme of online classes and activities.”

WEDNESDAYS:

  • Joburg Ballet Open Classes: visitors may join company members in a professional class with our regular and guest teachers on Wednesdays at 10am via Zoom.

Fee: R100, payable via EFT or PayFast*. Proof of Payment to be sent to chase@joburgballet.com

  • Ballet Chair Barre with Chase Bosch or Shannon Glover on Wednesdays at 5.15pm via Zoom.

Fee: R100, payable via EFT or PayFast*

Contact: chase@joburgballet.com

THURSDAYS:

  • Class with Alejandro Parente and Marianela Nuñez on Thursdays at 3pm via Zoom.

Private classes for Joburg Ballet dancers and invited guests

  • Joburg Ballet Off Stage on Thursdays at 7pm on Instagram.

Live interviews by company members.

SATURDAYS:

  • Joburg Ballet Master Classes with artistic director Iain MacDonald on the last Saturday of the month at 5pm via Zoom.

Dates: July 25 to August 29; September 26 to October 28; November 28 to December 26.

Fee: R250 payable via EFT or PayFast*; additional donations welcome. Proof of Payment to be sent to chase@joburgballet.com

* For EFT payments please use the following:

Bank: First National Bank

Account Name: Joburg Ballet

Account Number: 62033826788

Branch Code: 250455

Branch Name: Parktown

Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

* For PayFast payments please use the direct link or access via joburgballet.com.

Keep up to date with the company on their social media platforms:

Facebook: @JoburgBalletCompany; Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @JoburgBallet, #SupportJoburgBallet or online at www.joburgballet.com

For further information, images and interviews, please contact Keke Chele at Joburg Ballet on 011 877 6903 / 060 344 2367 / keke@joburgballet.com

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