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Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

After wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo's Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid's legacy.

Women in rhythm

Dancing is a powerful form of self-expression; it is also used as tool for healing. At Moving Into Dance Mophatong, it was used to celebrate women at a special dance class held during Women’s Month.

Taking ballet to township kids

Dance talent is sought and nurtured in Gauteng's disadvantaged townships by South African Mzansi Ballet. Young, poor dancers are introduced to the joy of classical ballet and exposed to a potential career in the performing arts.

Taking ballet to township kids

Dance talent is sought and nurtured in Gauteng's disadvantaged townships by South African Mzansi Ballet. Young, poor dancers are introduced to the joy of classical ballet and exposed to a potential career in the performing arts.
• ‘I only ever wanted to dance’

Cultural group writes own history

A new book has been published to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Eoan Group, South Africa’s first grassroots amateur opera, ballet and drama organisation.
SA’s opera diva’s big win in Moscow

‘I only ever wanted to dance’

Teenage ballet dancer Michaela DePrince survived a brutal civil war, adapted to a new life in a faraway country, and today is one of the US’s most promising young artists and an inspiration to disadvantaged children.
They come to dance…and grow

Video: Ballet dancer from Gugulethu

Video: Ballet dancer from Gugulethu

"If you are doing ballet, and you're a guy, they will start calling you names. But for me it was not a problem, because I know who I am." South African Ballet Theatre dancer Patrick Mngeni talks about family, learning to dance in a township, and the work that goes into the achieving of dreams.
Soweto ballet dancer says 'I am'

Soweto ballet dancer says ‘I am’

He is 20 years old, Soweto born and raised, already a principal dancer with Ballet Theatre Afrikan, and about to showcase his first major choreography, a ballet, at the State Theatre in Pretoria.

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