The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town and the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre have rescheduled their season of Swan Lake to July 2022.
"When the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020, the Artscape was only a few weeks away from hosting the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Since last March, it has been an extraordinary challenge for the live performance community in South Africa and all over the world," said Dr Marlene le Roux, CEO of Artscape Theatre Centre.
“With tenacity, strength and patience, Artscape is committed to again hosting large-scale international shows as soon as it is practicable to do so. With the support of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre and our dedicated theatre management team, I am so pleased we have been able to secure a rescheduled season of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake
at the Artscape Opera House from Thursday, 7 July to Sunday, 17 July 2022,” said Le Roux.
The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s founding director Konstantin Tachkin affirms how truly humbled he and the dancers are with the generosity and understanding of South African audiences who have retained their tickets or donated them to charity. Under the artistic leadership of Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, the company continues to take classes and rehearse for their return to live performances.
The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will present its production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in South Africa from 8 April to 1 May 2020.
11 Mar 2020
"That the season will still go ahead, albeit later than planned, has provided a huge morale boost for the dancers and our South African musicians and support workers," said producer Simon Bryce. “Despite the challenges of the past year, our commitment to bring the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre back to South Africa has never wavered. We are optimistic for the future and determined to play our part in the post-pandemic economic and artistic recovery,” he added.
In Johannesburg, where the Swan Lake
performances will be accompanied by the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, the season has been rescheduled at the Teatro Montecasino from Wednesday, 20 July to Sunday, 31 July 2022.Bookings can now be secured through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets. Visit swanlake.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000. Alternatively, contact the Artscape Dial-a-Seat in Cape Town on 021 421 7695.