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One of the most sublime of all romantic ballets, Giselle, returns to the stage of Joburg Theatre when Joburg Ballet presents a season of ten performances of the beloved classic from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 October in association with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

A heartrending story of a love so powerful it reaches from beyond the grave, the ballet’s exquisite dancing lays bare a tale of passion, betrayal and forgiveness with one of the greatest of all ballerina roles at its centre.

I am delighted to have this incredible hamper to giveaway to one lucky reader, valued at R 2 600…

4 tickets to attend the opening evening

2 signed programs

1 signed pointe shoe to keep as a memento

Giselle opens at Joburg Theatre on Friday 4 October for ten performances, ending on Sunday 13 October!

Comment below and let me know where Giselle is being held and why YOU deserve to win! Competition closes 26th September and the winner will be contacted via email. The prize is not transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

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marc shaw Sep 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

Joburg Theatre , I deserve to win so i can take friends that have Never seen ballet and what better way to experience it than with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

    Janine Brothers Sep 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

    It’s being held at Joburg Theatre. I would like to win, because I never attended a ballet show before in my life. I would love to experience the sheer beauty of this talented dancers.

YVETTE VAN DER BERG Sep 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Joburg Theatre – I’m a total Ballet freak

Bianca Bradfield Sep 12, 2019 at 8:37 pm

Giselle is being held at the Joburg Theatre. I would love to win this and take my children. It would be such an amazing spoil.

Sarel van Vuuren Sep 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Happening at the Joburg Theatre. We have never been to a ballet. Always wanted to experience this. The way they just swerve is always so captivating. This will be a serious amazing experience to see such a fantastic production.

Sharon de Villiers Sep 13, 2019 at 5:37 am

I’d love to win this so that I can give it to my daughter. It’s her birthday on 18 September and I’d love to spoil her with this. She would love to take my grandchildren who both do ballet and love it!
We do regularly go to the Joburg Theatre, where Giselle is being performed, ( in fact we were at the People’s theatre there on Sunday), so we do support the arts and it would be great to win this very special package

Virgillia Sep 13, 2019 at 7:51 am

The production will be at the Mandela theatre.

David van Heerden Sep 13, 2019 at 10:06 am

Joburg theatre, because we love Romantic Ballet !

Sindi Hisbarbie Zondo Sep 13, 2019 at 10:09 am

At Joburg Theatre Johannesburg

LeeZyl Swartz Sep 13, 2019 at 10:40 am

Joburg Theatre – The Joburg Theatre is a regular family outing for us to show our kids live shows. We have never seen Giselle live and this would be absolutely mind blowing for us the adults as well as for the kids

Ruschke Sep 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

Johannesburg Theatre. Would love to take the little girls in my life to see this as it would be a most memorable event. #HeatherHook

Anneke Langham Sep 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Ita at Joburg theater

Robyn Solovei Sep 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm

It is being held at the Joburg Theatre. I would love these tickets as I have never been to the Ballet and have always wanted to go. This would be the perfect time. Always loved watching them dance..

Maresa Botha Sep 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Joburg Theatre

Ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, contemporary, ballroom, Latin American. I grew up participating in it all…I believe the discipline of dance is an incredible force for good, and it certainly helped shaped me. This prize, particularly the momento, dropped my jaw and made me feel as excited as 14 year old ballet dancer me would have been.

Benedict Winkler Sep 13, 2019 at 7:03 pm

Joburg Theatre. I would love to take my fiancé, best-man and maid of honour. Our wedding is the next day and this would be a great way to relax before the big day.

Denise Mhlanga Sep 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm

Joburg Theatre – l am a huge ballet fan and never had a chance to see Giselle before

Justine Burgess Sep 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Giselle is being held at Joburg Theatre. I would love to win this fantastic prize as this famous, tragic, romantic Ballet is my 92 year old Father’s most favourite Ballet of all! I would love to experience it with him as well as take my son. It would be wonderful to also introduce my little man to a bit of culture at the Theatre!

Janina Steyn Sep 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm

It’s being held at Joburg Theatre. I would love to win, I have never attended a ballet show before in my life. I would love to experience the sheer beauty of these talented dancers. It’s always been no 1 on my bucket list since I was a little girl 🙏

Anne Potgieter Sep 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm

I really do deserve to win this as I had to miss the Jonathan Roxmouth show – after winning tickets! Haven’t been to a ballet in years and would LOVE to take hubby and daughter who have NEVER been to a ballet! I have always wanted to treat her to it! Please!

Khulekani M Zulu Sep 13, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Joburg Theatre
The finess of the ballerinas is just fabulously amazing. Being at the show will lift my undying spirit!

Charity Sep 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm

Giselle will be held at the Joburg Theatre and I reckon that I deserve a win because I love ballet and the serenity it brings to my spirit. I could really do with a session before the year ends and end my 2019 on a good note.

Nerina Sep 14, 2019 at 10:06 am

Giselle will be held at the Joburg Theatre and I would love to win as I’m a lover of ballet, I’ve never been to the Joburg Theatre….and because in all honesty I am not able to afford it.

Taryn Kirkbride Sep 14, 2019 at 10:14 am

It is being held at Joburg theatre. I would take my 7 year old who has a genuine love for dance. She loves the ballet dancers and their beautiful costumes. This is an amazing prize. She would love to see Giselle

Elzette Kleinhans Sep 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

Giselle will be held at the Joburg Theatre. I deserve to win because I love the theatre and due to some chronic illness I have had to give up some of the joys of going to the theatre to pay for medical expenses. And this will just be a fantastic opportunity to experience this beautiful ballet!

Carina Taljaard Sep 14, 2019 at 10:26 am

Joburg Theatre….Always attending your performances with my teo daughters……Anya is now dancing Level 5 and aspires to maybe one day join your company….Cara danced in Copelia a few years ago…..traveling from Bloem…..and staying over…..becoming costly…..this can help…..💌💌💌💌💌…….

Mpho Masilo Sep 14, 2019 at 10:29 am

Joburg Theatre, this will be perfect for my lil niece. She loves ballet.

Lesley Boggett Sep 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Giselle is taking place at the Joburg Theatre. I deserve to win this awesome prize because as a ballet mom for 12 years, and watching many performances from the wings, it would be lovely to sit in the audience and watch this beautiful ballet.

Cindy Turner Sep 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

It’s being held at the joburg theatre!
I’d love to win and take my husband to experience the art of ballet. I’m an avid ballet lover, used to be a ballet dancer for a lot of my life growing up. Even have a ballet dancer tattoo! My husband has never been to any ballets & would love him to see why I love it so much. And it’s our 4 year wedding anniversary this month so date night is in order.

Sabrina Watermeyer Sep 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Jo’burg theater. My eldest loves ballet so it will be awesome for her to attend her first ballet.

Shalantha Rampersad Sep 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Joburg Theater
Have not been to a ballet in many years, so would love to go!

Charmaine Knoese Sep 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Showing in Joburg theatre. I deserve to win… because not only did I enter this competition…. I reposted it too ; )

Lulama Shongwe Sep 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Giselle will be performed at the Joburg Theatre. I would love to be in attendance for opening night! I am a student in Pretoria & earlier in the year I tried to save up to see a show but didnt reach my target in time. I’m thinking this is my lucky chance 🙂

Orit Sep 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm

Giselle is showing at the Joburg theatre
I would love to win this for my sister who absolutely loves ballet and it will be a huge surprise if I can win this for her

Candice bollert Sep 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm

It’s being held at Joburg Theatre, I’d love to win as I haven’t been to a ballet in years!

Gillian Fardell Sep 15, 2019 at 6:46 am

How awesome it would be to win tickets to see Giselle at my favourite theater in the Land…. Joburg Theatre… watching ballet takes me to far away magical lands… if just for 2 hours.

Ilse du Plessis Sep 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm

It is being held at the Joburg Theatre.I love ballet shows!!Would love to go to this show as it has been a while since I have been to a ballet show

Marique Sep 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Joburg Theatre. I deserve to win because my 10 year old ballerina daughter will certainly award me as the best mommy in the entire world… We just love ballet

Sharon Sep 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

It’s being held at Joburg Theatre, I’d love to win as I haven’t been to a ballet in years and with such a bad week or so in SA news, the ballet is a beautiful escape to wonderful times full of hope, love and magic.

Danica Gomes Sep 15, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Giselle is held at Joburg Theatre. I have been doing ballet for 25 years and have never seen Giselle. It is one of the most iconic ballets and I would absolutely love to see it live on stage!

Rochelle Steyn Sep 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Joburg Theatre
I would really like to win as I spent my while weekend and Thursday at my daughters ballet rehearsals and performances in the theater shows. I would absolutely love attending a ballet performance where in not responsible for hair and makeup 🤣🤣🤣
Oh please pick me 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

Laura Sep 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Joburg Theatre 🙂 My personal ballet skills extend to ‘splitting’ hairs, ‘spinning’ out of control and ‘bending over backwards’ for everybody else…..I’d love to see if the ballerinas could match my skills 😉 <3

Colleen Mollentze Sep 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

Giselle is being performed at the Joburg Theatre. I love the beauty and the grace of ballet, the strength and sacrifice it requires, the way the dancers depict so many emotions without words. My daughter and I both have our birthdays in October – the 4th and the 17th. The last time I could attend a ballet performance – The Nutcracker – was when she was still in my belly, nearly 17 years ago! I was entranced, and I know she will love it just as much.

Colleen Mollentze Sep 16, 2019 at 12:58 am

Giselle is being performed at the Joburg Theatre. I love the beauty and the grace of ballet, the strength and sacrifice it requires, the way the dancers depict so many emotions without words. My daughter and I both have our birthdays in October – mine the 4th and hers the 17th. The last time I could attend a ballet performance, she was still in my belly – nearly 17 years ago. I was enchanted, and I know she will be too. It would be the greatest birthday gift ever.

Minah Motshabi Sep 16, 2019 at 2:23 am

I am so excited that Giselle will be held at the Johannesburg theatre and I would not want to miss it for anything. Ever since childhood I have always dreamt about being a ballerina and since that didn’t happen watching a live ballet performance would definitely be like heaven to me. My love for ballet and performing arts makes me the perfect candidate to win as I used to do ballet for six years.

Lauren Gersun Sep 16, 2019 at 3:16 am

The show is from the 4th of October to the 13th of October. I would really love to win this package tk take my daughter who is 6 years old to see Giselle. I took her recently tk your show of Sleeping Beauty, it was her first ballet show ever and she loved it. She does ballet twice a week and I want to keep her inspired tk dance! Plus I’ve never seen Giselle and would love to see it!

Yolanda Kruger Sep 16, 2019 at 6:06 am

Joburg Theatre

Yolanda Kruger Sep 16, 2019 at 6:10 am

I deserve to win so that I can take some of my aspiring amazing ballet students to see a beautiful ballet to inspire them and get their ballet fire inside of them burning even brighter. Watching ballet at the theatre with a live orchestra is the most amazing experience for any person. I’d love to gift them this experience. Thank you xxx

Sanmarie Sep 16, 2019 at 7:34 am

178 years later from when it was first peformed in Paris, I would love to see Giselle, yet again after all these years, overcome the power of the Wilis for love’s sake at the Joburg Theatre.

Lynda Griggs Sep 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

Joburg Ballet’s production of Giselle is being held at Joburg Theatre. I have been informed via Facebook that I’m Joburg Ballet’s “Top Fan” , therfore I am confident that I deserve to win this awesome prize. Winning this prize I would be given the privilege of sharing the “joy”, the “beauty”, and the “magic” of Joburg Ballet at it’s best with others.

Shantel Webster Sep 16, 2019 at 11:50 am

Joburg Theatre. I deserve to win so I can take my daughter to watch the ballet as she loves the ballet and October is her birthday nonth, making it more special

Cynthia Mashamaite Sep 16, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Joburg Theater

Jamie Potgieter Sep 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Joberg Theatre! Would love to win this to take my mom!

Lara Davies Sep 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Joburg theater. I have never been to a ballet so I would love to experience this

Libhongo Mahlanza Sep 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

My sister’s love ballet would take them and mom

Libhongo Mahlanza Sep 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm

My 2 sister’s do ballet and would take them and mom

    Heather Hook Sep 27, 2019 at 5:49 am

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

Annalie Els Sep 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Joburg Theatre

Dalrese Colby Sep 17, 2019 at 7:26 am

Held @ Joburg Theatre on Friday 4 October
My soon to be 8 year old daughter is such a ballerina fan all she wants to do is be a ballerina. She turns 8 years old on the 20th of September and I would love to take her to this she would absolutely love it. I am a single mommy so I can’t afford to send her to ballet classes which is all she wants to do so if I could win this and take her it’s a birthday she will never forget 💝

Samantha Pillay Sep 17, 2019 at 8:20 am

Its taking place at Joburg Theatre. I deserve to win because its my hubby’s birthday on the 12th October & my kids & i would love to treat him to the ballet as he loves the theatre but travels all the time for work & we have never had the chance to go as a family. It would be a very special treat.

Marina Strauss Sep 17, 2019 at 9:06 am

Good Morning.
Giselle will be be held at the Joburg Theatre.
My little girl is four years old. She loves ballet with all her heart. Due to financial reasons we stopped her dancing classes last year. I promised her that when there is some extra money available we would let her dance again. She accepted it as gracefull as only a ballerina can be.

I would love to take her to this amazing performance as it would be the most spectacular event ever to her. I want to keep her dancing dream alive.

Helen Randal-Smith Sep 17, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Joburg Theatre

I would love to win. At the age of 58 I still do ballet. Heck! I eat, sleep and dream ballet. Giselle is one of my favourite ballets and I truly believe that the dancers in the Joburg Ballet Company are incredibly talented.

malcolm david burroughs Sep 17, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Johannesburg Theatre. Any trip to the ballet would be cementing memories . mind pictures to ponder on as twilight slowly seeps forward.

Leonie Wernick Sep 17, 2019 at 8:42 pm

I would live to take my niece! She is a ballet freak! We so enjoy a good night kightnout and it woukd be such a treat for her!

Jacelyn Scott Sep 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm

Giselle is being held at the Joburg Theatre on the Mandela stage.

We just celebrated our first year anniversary and it’s really been a rough year getting here. My husband is suffering from depression and I had post natal anxiety after having our baby earlier this year. We needed to give up our apartment and moved back to his family home cause we couldn’t afford to keep paying the bond and all the expenses that came with having a baby. Just been a whirlwind year but the incredible things is that the love between my husband and I has grown stronger. He has remained a solid rock and calming presence in our home even while fighting his depression. Never have we spend one night apart giving up on our marriage even though there has been so many challenges. When I look at him I realize that love really conquers all and I would trade places with anyone, cause the love we have is so special. It’s more then I could have prayed or wish for.

We both love ballet and promised each other that we would make a point of attending a show. We both have never been. Obviously due to our strenuous finances at the moment we can’t afford to buy these tickets. It would just be very significant to attend our first ballet show together. Kinda seal this love covenant we keep building on.

Whoever you choose I wish the very best to all the artist and audience. May love conquer again on the night. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and share our private story.

JX Sep 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

Giselle is being held at the Joburg Theatre on the Mandela stage.

We just celebrated our first year anniversary and it’s really been a rough year getting here. My husband is suffering from depression and I had post natal anxiety after having our baby earlier this year. We needed to give up our apartment and moved back to his family home cause we couldn’t afford to keep paying the bond and all the expenses that came with having a baby. Just been a whirlwind year but the incredible things is that the love between my husband and I has grown stronger. He has remained a solid rock and calming presence in our home even while fighting his depression. Never have we spend one night apart giving up on our marriage even though there has been so many challenges. When I look at him I realize that love really conquers all and I would trade places with anyone, cause the love we have is so special. It’s more then I could have prayed or wish for.

We both love ballet and promised each other that we would make a point of attending a show. We both have never been. Obviously due to our strenuous finances at the moment we can’t afford to buy these tickets. It would just be very significant to attend our first ballet show together. Kinda seal this love covenant we keep building on.

Whoever you choose I wish the very best to all the artist and audience. May love conquer again on the night. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and share our private story.

Kelly Sep 17, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Giselle is being performed at Mandela Theatre at Joburg Theatre.

I have been dancing for 8 years now. Dancing is my life. I love it!!

Ive always wanted to watch a ballet and Giselle would be my first😍

So many dancing styles are based on the foundation work of ballet. I feel that by watching a live ballet, I would be able to watch, understand and appreciate everything that the dancers put into preparing for not only a show but their careers as dancers.

I don’t think people always realize what dedication and hard work it is to dance and make it look like its effortless.

Jennifer Sep 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm

Jo’burg Theatre-i would love to enjoy the evening with some friends who would totally enjoy the evening it would be a great blessing!

Samantha Martinaglia Sep 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

I have always dreamed of going to a ballet I couldn’t do it as a child. It will be the biggest dream for me and my sister as we also have done other dance styles. For it being at the Joburg Theater will be great and it will be great to experience pure ballet in my home town. It will be a dream come true.

Ilse Schoeman Sep 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

Joburg Theatre. My daughter just started wearing pointe shoes and totally loves it. The signed shoe will be such a wonderful memento for her, as well as seeing Giselle for the first time.

Monique Muller Sep 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

Joburg Theatre.

I would LOVE to win rhis price, because I have 3 other dancers that I dance with that I want to spoil with the extra tickets…. would be the best night out ever….. and much needed also💗

Janet Sep 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Mandela Stage of the Joburg Theatre –
only one thing is better than watching a performance of “Giselle” by Joburg Ballet: and that is watching the ballet accompanied by the live orchestra of the JPO –
doesn’t get much better than that!

Jacqueline Meeke Sep 19, 2019 at 11:12 am

Giselle is being performed at the Joburg Theatre. It would be awesome to see this beautiful ballet with my family.

Amy Strydom Sep 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I did ballet from the age of 4 until the age of 19.
It was one of my biggest passions – the way one is able to move ones body to express emotion and defy gravity – whether by grande allegro or dancing on pointe – is absolutely incredible and inspiring.
So much so, that I started ballet again last month! I would absolutely LOVE to win this competition and watch Giselle at the Joburg Theatre to add to the whimsy of being a ballerina again! Please pick me! You would be making the inner 5-year-old girl who had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina very happy.

Nompumelelo Mayekiso Sep 20, 2019 at 7:22 am

I deserve to win it will be my first time in a ballet show I used to see it in tv when I was growing up , and have always wanted to do it but couldn’t my mother couldn’t afford to take me and now my twin daughters also love it they would be very delighted also .

Melanie Sep 22, 2019 at 3:54 pm

It’s on at the Joburg Theatre. My happy place! And everything is beautiful at the ballet…

Melanie Sep 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

It’s on at the Joburg Theatre. My happy place! And everything is beautiful at the ballet… Would be a great birthday present! (For a birthday my dancing twins won’t let me forget 😄)

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