Mzansi Ballet from Johannesburg is set to dazzle Cape Town audiences with The Queen Show, a captivating celebration of ballet and dance set to the iconic music of Queen that runs at the Theatre on the Bay from 25 October to 11 November 2023.
The show fuses the timeless tunes of Queen with outstanding talent such as Joshua Williams, 2016 South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) special prize winner. Williams was awarded a scholarship at the SAIBC to train further at the prestigious Tanz Akademie Zurich in Switzerland where he spent four years before joining Mzansi Ballet in 2020. Williams, who hails from Cape Town, is joined onstage by fellow Mzansi Ballet professionals including Javier Monier Jnr from Cuba and South Africans Mahlatse Sachane, Veronica Louw, Nicolas Laubscher and Angela Revie and others. Also performing in this season will be dancers from the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) in Camps Bay.
The Queen Show is choreographed by Angela Revie and Michael Revie. Mzansi Ballet was founded in 2017 by Dirk Badenhorst.
Mzansi Ballet, endearingly known as the “Nation’s Ballet” having performed, taught and trained in all nine South African provinces, is dedicated to making ballet accessible to all. Badenhorst, the Director of Mzansi Ballet, emphasises the importance of resilience and discipline in the journey to becoming a technically skilled and captivating dancer.
What: The Queen Show: Mzansi Ballet
Where and when: Theatre on the Bay from 25 October to 11 November 2023