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Dance International
Written by: Lizette Nel
13/06/2011

On 12 June 2011, DanceDirectory attended the performance of Romeo & Juliet, a South African Ballet Theatre Production, at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The dancers were accompanied by the South African Ballet Theatre Sinfonia, and what a privilege it was to watch talented young dancers perform pure classical ballet, while listening to the beautiful music of Sergei Prokofiev, conducted by Timothy Roberts.

I am sure that conductor Timothy Roberts must have spent many hours watching the ballet rehearsals. Things to take into consideration are the emotional interaction between the dancers and musicians as well as the speeds of each of the principals’ performances. Roberts did an excellent job in bringing the SABT dancers and SABT Sinfonia together - a wonderful partnership between Roberts and SABT'S artistic director, Iain MacDonald!

The role of Tybalt was danced by well-known dancer Kimbrian Bergh, a founding member of SABT who returned from New Zealand to South Africa for this season. Ballet lovers will remember Kim’s athletic style and stage presence. In this season of Romeo & Juliet he alternates, dancing the roles of Romeo and as well as Tybalt. Bergh now lives in New Zealand with his wife, dancer Charene Griggs, where they both teach dance at the Unitec Institute of Technology.

The role of Juliet was danced by Laura Bosenberg and Romeo was danced by Thomas Thorne, both guest artists from Cape Town City Ballet. What a joy to watch Laura, who effortlessly executed every movement! Her characterisation is so convincing and with her tremendous acting abilities the carried the audience away to the last moment.

After the performance many young and enthusiastic dance students, inspired by the afternoon's dancing, queued in the foyer to meet the principal dancers and to get their programmes autographed. What an opportunity to be so close to the stars of the theatre! Kukla, from DanceKids.co.za, was also there and could hardly wait for her turn to say hello to four of the principal dancers.

This is the final week of Romeo & Juliet This music, dance and theatre experience is highly recommended and all ballet students and ballet lovers should make an effort to attend. There are seven more performances of Romeo and Juliet, with the last one on Sunday 19 June.

DanceDirectory thanks The South African Ballet Theatre for their ten years of perseverance and dedication to the Art of Ballet.

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