La Bayadère

I’m so excited about the ballet La Bayadère which Joburg Ballet will be producing towards the end of the year. It will take place from mid to late September at the Joburg Theatre. This is a magnificent ballet which was not seen for many years in South Africa due to the Equity ban. The theatres did manage to get around the ban, however, by producing only one of the acts from the ballet. I think it was “Act III – The Kingdom of the Shades”. (Quite amazing what you can do when you know the exact letter of the law. I should have been an entertainment lawyer.)

The ballet is a great story about a temple dancer and forbidden love, all in an exotic Indian Hindu setting. Looking forward to seeing the casting when it’s released.


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