Joburg Theatre celebrates Mandela DayJoburg Theatre
Joburg Theatre is proud to be celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday today, and is contributing towards the “67 minutes of giving back” campaign.
70 Elderly residents from Maxhaven Home and Phutaditjaba Home have been invited to watch the final dress rehearsal for the first ever production of Le Corsaire, presented by SA Mzansi Ballet, on the Mandela stage. Le Corsaire has its official opening tomorrow night with a cast of over 100 dancers, magnificent sets and costumes.
Space.com will be hosting The National Burn Survivors Association workshop, and e-tv will be documenting this workshop.
space.com is dedicated to the practice of youth development: incubating artists; developing and unleashing productions that hold up the flag of excellence and the banner of relevance; and imbibing a theatre-going culture in our city’s youth.
BURN THE FLOOR – THE TEMPERATURE RISES TOUR
Joburg Theatre, in association with Dance Partner Productions and Artscape present the international ballroom sensation Burn The Floor.
It is important to the cast and management of Burn The Floor to give back to communities where they visit, wherever possible, and it’s no different in South Africa.
Being in Cape Town it was the ideal time to stage a community dance workshop as their involvement and support of the “67 minutes of giving back” campaign.
This workshop was hosted on Saturday July 14, in Mitchells Plain by Gladys Bullock at Rocklands Civic Centre, where over 60 children travelled from as far as Khayelitsha, Athlone, Elsies River, Guguletu, Eerste River, Caledon, Somerset West, Lakeside and Stellenbosch as well as Mitchells Plain residents, to take part in this inspirational morning of interacting with the international Broadway show.
The eighteen Burn The Floor dancers were treated to a rousing welcome of the children performing “Welcome to Cape Town” as they arrived at the Centre and were noticeably moved.
The dancers then began the workshop with a warm-up, followed by teaching the youngsters the cha-cha to the popular local “Pata Pata” which went down well with the participants.
The dancers then taught the group a section of one of the Burn The Floor numbers, “Ballroom Blitz” to enthusiastic response.
An inspirational addition to the morning was when South African dancer, Keoikantse Motsepe spoke to the group about how he joined the company and the importance of working hard to realise your goals and ambitions.
All too soon it was time for the workshop to end – the Burn The Floor dancers then treated everyone attending with a performance of the “Ballroom Blitz” number, as well as handing out show CD’s to the youngsters as a parting gift.
What a memorable morning for both the professional dancers as well as the children who participated, one that will be remembered for many years.
BURN THE FLOOR - THE TEMPERATURE RISES TOUR
The show is currently on stage at The Opera House, Artscape, Cape Town, until July 29. It then opens in The Mandela at Joburg Theatre from August 1 to August 19, followed by a season at The Playhouse in Durban from August 22 to September 2.
Tickets for the Cape Town season are priced from R125 and are on sale through Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695, Computicket outlets, by visiting www.computicket.com or calling 0861 915 8000.
Tickets for the Joburg season are priced from R190 and are on sale exclusively by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com or calling the theatre’s direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.
Tickets for the Durban season are priced from R200 and are on sale through Computicket outlets by visiting www.computicket.com or calling 0861 915 8000, or through the Playhouse Company Dial-A-Seat facility on 031 369 9555 or Box Office numbers 031 369 9596/9540.
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