The South African International Ballet Competition(SAIBC), funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) is happy to announce the staging of the new production of The Queen Show, a celebration of ballet and dance to the timeless music of Queen. The production will be staged by Mzansi Ballet.
“The SAIBC would like to thank the NLC for the funding that supports our Competition 13 to 19 July 2020, Our Training Teachers in the Townships program, the SAIBC International Ballet Intensives and our stage productions and International Ballet Gala. The NLC is indeed having a big impact on the transformation of ballet in South Africa,” says Mr. Dirk Badenhorst CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition.
The NLC relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The intention of NLC funding is to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture, and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa’s development.
This new production will be staged at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino 8 to 19 January 2020. It will be the perfect family entertainment starting the year and continuing the festive spirit to enter 2020.
This fresh and new production choreographed by Angela Revie, internationally acclaimed choreographer, and her husband, Michael Revie. Mr. Revie has been a star dancer in South Africa for a number of years and has danced with world ballet companies such as Zurich Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet in South Africa he has been known for his technique and virtuosity. Mr. Revie will also be a dancer in the show.
South African dance legend, Craig Arnolds, who has just been part of the cast of “Chicago” will also be dancing in The Queen Show. Alison Sischy Smith, TsebangSipambo, Aviwe November and Sikhumbuzo Hlahleni will also be dancing in the show. This beautiful cast will be completed by some of the hottest young South African ballerinas most of whom have won awards nationally and internationally. Paige McElligot, Chandre Wiid (who recently performed with Mzansi Ballet in Brazil), Lize Mentz and Nehanda Peguillan.
World-renowned fashion designer and stylist, David Hutt, is the official costume designer for “The Queen Show”. With over 20 years’ experience in the world of advertising, film, and television, Hutt has worked with an array of iconic brands – from French Vogue to Lachapelle. David Hutt’s brand has always been synonymous with style.
We are looking forward to entertaining our audiences at the beautiful Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino. Tickets are available from Computicket and range from R150 to R250. Book Now.