The South African Ballet Theatre’s (SABT) Graduate Programme offers young dancers an opportunity to work with a professional ballet company while simultaneously being exposed to theatre and ballet company-related areas of expertise. The course exposes the Graduate to the world of the professional stage and professional dancers, lighting designers as well as design and costuming. Graduates participate in classes, rehearsals and productions of high professional quality presented by SABT.
(* Photograph by Stuart Baynes - © SABT)
Graduates will undertake a ‘job-shadow’ in the various non-dance departments of SABT which gives them insight into the workings of a professional ballet company – they will then be required to submit a short report on this experience. The course also includes general office management and Graduates gain experience in public relations by dealing with the public and role-players in the ballet fraternity. At the end of the one-year course, SABT artistic Management will evaluate the Graduate’s progress and accordingly decide whether or not to offer the individual a contract. All graduates who successfully complete the course, will receive a certificate to this effect.
Auditions for the 2012 Graduate Programme will take place on Tuesday 11 October at 4pm at SABT studios at the Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein. The audition will consist of an audition ballet class and should be finished by 12pm. Applicants should be 16 years or older and do not have to prepare any variations as the class allows sufficient insight into the abilities of the participants. Female applicants need to bring along their pointe shoes and all participants should be suitably attired in pink tights and leotard (ladies) and tights and t-shirt (men). To register for the auditions and for any other queries please contact SABT on (011) 877 – 6898.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
SABT studios at the Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein
Registration for the Auditions:
For more information and registration, contact SABT on Tel: (011) 877 – 6898
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