Butterfly Lovers: Kate Martin’s Notes – Concept and Choreography

“The mating rituals and flight patterns of butterflies have inspired my choreography and narrative. I have tried to stay as true to nature as possible while exploring choreographic vocabulary that requires strong ballet technique. The concerto in its essence, without reference to the ancient Chinese legend, fueled my imagination. Not bound by artistic narrative at all and with complete artistic license, my interpretation of the…

Peter and the Wolf and Other Ballets: Programme Line Up

This year we are staging a Triple Bill comprising Peter and the Wolf, There You Are and Butterfly Lovers: Peter and the Wolf Music: Prokofiev Choreography: After Frank Staff Narration: David Bowie Staged by: Jean Beckley This delightful Russian fairy tale of the heroic Peter, the grumpy grandfather, the brave bird, the argumentative duck, the saucy cat and the “big grey wolf” provides wonderful character…

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Press Release: Peter & the Wolf and other Ballets for JYB 2015

Ballet lovers will delight in the Johannesburg Youth Ballet’s annual season, which takes to the UJ Arts Centre stage from 12-16 August 2015. The Johannesburg Youth Ballet or JYB as it is fondly known will present a Triple Bill of family friendly favourites including Peter & The Wolf, The Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite, and the premiere of Kate Martin’s lyrical Butterfly…