‘Ballet Princess’, a collaborative show that features 23 dancers from the Dance Trust on Norway and five seasoned ballet dancers from Durban, South Africa will open on Saturday 25th August. The show will run until Sunday 26th and the group will perform excerpts from Accidental Murder, Romeo and Juliet among other acts which have been influenced by William Shakespeare. The show will be directed by John McRobbin who is a well known in Norway for his acts.
The show will be making its debut in Botswana having performed in South Africa and Zimbabwe over the years. While ballet is not popular in Botswana, McRobbin expressed optimism that the show will be well received and appreciated when they stage it in the coming weeks.
The reason McRobbin jetted into the country well before the show starts is because he managed to recruit some children from different schools to participate in the show. “I am currently working with them,” he says adding that “this format where I train locals who will then work with the Dance Trust has been used in South Africa”.
“Ballet Princess” runs from Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th, with performances at 6pm each night and afternoon performances at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. A dinner will be held after the show and proceeds from the dinner will go towards charity work. Next year the group will head to Maputo, Mozambique.