Joburg Ballet brings sparkle and crackle to mid-winter with four sleekly neo-classical ballets at Joburg Theatre from 5 to 14 July. In a glittering collection of works collectively entitled Unbound, the company showcases four riveting ballets, including two world premieres, which are set to ignite the stage with the sweep and surge of 21st-century ballet at its best – and I have tickets to giveaway!

The two world premieres in Unbound are choreographer Shannon Glover’s I Think, Therefore I Am and choreographer Kitty Phetla’s Wakanda.

For her ballet, Glover, who was recently on a three-we choreographic fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, is drawing inspiration from French philosopher René Descartes.

Kitty Phetla’s Wakanda, an expanded version of the Breaking Ballet episode made for Joburg Ballet’s partnership with branding company TBWA Hunt Lascaris last year, is set in the fictional African country of Wakanda ruled by Black Panther.

Also featured in Unbound is the Johannesburg premiere of Belgian choreographer Kevin Durwael’s Transcendence, a dynamic show-stopper that emerged as the highlight of a ballet gala in Cape Town in which Joburg Ballet took part last November.

The fourth work in Unbound is Esther Nasser’s The Angel Trilogy. To music by The Rolling Stones, Chopin and Mozart, it explores ideas of personal energies with vigour and quirky humour.

To stand a chance to WIN a set of 4 tickets, 1 signed programs and a pair of signed pointe shoes to giveaway valued at R1,152.00 Let me know in the comments below, name one of the local choreographers that will be presenting one of the ballets.

Competition closes 1st July and winner will be notified via email. The prize is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

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Julie June 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

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    Colleen Murphy June 27, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Shannon Glover- As a dance teacher I have planned to take some of my students to see the show. What an awesome prize I could share with them!

Pat Doran June 19, 2019 at 11:55 am

A theatre experience topped off by world class ballet ‘unbound’ performance, what more could a person ask for.

    Janina Steyn June 21, 2019 at 9:05 am

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Justine Burgess June 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm

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Larissa Raubenheimer June 21, 2019 at 6:21 am

A night out to the theater to watch a spectacular ballet show with my girls will be a nice girls night out!!

Leezyl June 21, 2019 at 6:42 am

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Bianca Bradfield June 21, 2019 at 7:13 am

This show looks amazing! My son does ballet and it would be amazing for him to see this

Ashley-Rey Von Graevenitz June 21, 2019 at 8:23 am

How lovely for a girls day out. Ballet is so tranquil and can really ease the mind with the srresses of life going on. #joburgtheatre #ballet #ireallywouldlikethis

Jess June 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

Would love to take my mom to this

Rochelle Steyn June 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

I’m not sure how to enter but I would love taking my 2 girls who are both aspiring ballerinas, it would mean the world to them ?

Thomas Hope June 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

My daugther of 13 dances and will use the shoes, My son and I need some ballet education and overall it would be a good family date out! Please may I win 🙂

Sharon de Villiers June 22, 2019 at 5:54 am

Kitty Phetla

Maresa June 22, 2019 at 3:11 pm

Kitty Phetla
What a great treat it would be to go to the theatre with my husband and friends and enjoy a unique ballet experience!

Cat Forsman June 22, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Kitty Phetla

Petal Thring June 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm

Kitty Phetla is one of the local choreographers and an amazing ballet dancer. Would be wonderful to attend this amazing show with my niece who loves ballet. She would be so excited to have a signed programme and the pointe shoes would be the best possible price

    Heather Hook July 2, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Congrats Petal, you are my lucky winner – I have sent you an email! HH

Estelle Whitby June 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Shannon Glover

Shalantha Rampersad Patel June 23, 2019 at 1:05 am

Shannon Glover

Emily June 23, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Kitty Phetla

Would love my Ballet teacher Irene who gave so unselfishly her time to teach this fine art of dancing for girls in a disadvantage community ,
to experience this momentous event.

She was such a talented inspiring teacher.?

Jenny Blake June 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Shannon Glover and Kitty Phetla ?♥️?????

Jennifer June 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Shannon Glover
This competition is amazing! What a fabulous prize.

Justine Burgess June 23, 2019 at 6:51 pm

One of the local choreographers is Shannon Glover! I would so love to take my 92 year old Father who is also an ardent Ballet Fan, to one of these riveting Ballets!

Tanya Cloete June 23, 2019 at 10:39 pm

Shannon Glover is one of the choreographers…it would be an absolute treat to attend one of these beautiful shows!

Malcolm David Burroughs June 24, 2019 at 11:16 am

Kitty Phetla’s Wakanda, a brilliant talented artist. . a dancer to be reckoned with.

Malcolm David Burroughs June 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm

The wonderful Ms. Kitty Phetla. An elegant beautifully controlled dancer, always captivating

Lexi June 24, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Kitty Phetla. What an incredible visual treat ….

Melle Walker June 25, 2019 at 12:29 am

Kitty Phetla. Man, is she amazing!

Tarryn June 25, 2019 at 10:18 am

Kitty Phetla

Benedict Winkler June 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Kitty Phetla

Ncominkosi June 25, 2019 at 8:58 pm

Kitty Petla. Winning these tickets would be amazing! Always loved ballet and watching it. I am super excited for the show. Fingers crossed.

Susann June 26, 2019 at 6:49 am

Kitty Phetla

Maddy Mutati June 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Answer: choreographer Kitty Phetla (Wakanda).
Crossing fingers! This would be such a WONDERFUL PRIZE!!

Erin Oberem June 27, 2019 at 7:52 am

Kitty Phetla

Lyanne Davies July 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm

I should be “On Point” with saying Shannon Glover is one of the choreographers. I hail from the dusty street of Westbury Jhb, where the reality of a ballet experience is unknown. What do little girls dream of if they cannot see the reality of such elegance and class, I have 4 young underpriviledged kids from these dusty streets which I would love to introduce to my passion “The Art’s” . I have already purchased 30 tickets from Jhb Theatre in support of JHB Ballet for opening night 05.07@ 19:30, and would love for them to come along, unfortunately canot pay for them., please let the NutCracker, Snow White, Swan Lake not be movies we share or pictures we embrace, let this opputunity not pass them by to be part of “Unbound”.

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