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Media Release: The Ballet group that broke down racial barriers

The Johannesburg Youth Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Gala season will be celebrated in style at The Mandela, Joburg Theatre from 14 October to 16 October with Mark Hawkins’ delightfully zany version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream& Other Ballets. As the Johannesburg Youth Ballet stands poised on the eve of a year – long 40th anniversary celebration, it is only right to reflect on the vision of…

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Mark Hawkin’s Thoughts on JYB 2016 40th Anniversary Season

“As an Alumnus of JYB (I was part of the company in 1979 and 1980), I rekindled my association with JYB six years ago after relocating to Johannesburg. Since then, creating a new work for the Company and becoming more involved in JYB’s fresh new vision and artistic plans and working with the Committee and previous artistic director, Kate Martin, we have tried to take…

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Media Release: The Johannesburg Youth Ballet celebrates 40 Years (1976 – 2016)

The Johannesburg Youth Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Gala season will be celebrated in style at The Mandela, Joburg Theatre from 14 October to 16 October with A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Other Ballets. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by Mark Hawkins, is given expansive wings by his delightfully zany ’re-imagining’ of the Shakespearean comedy and his skilful choreography, and is further enhanced by the lighting design…