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Ballet will rock you

After two sold out seasons in Cape Town in 2012, Sean Bovim's Queen At The Ballet is on its way to Johannesburg for a limited season at the Joburg Theatre from March 26 - April 13.

Queen At The Ballet uses the athleticism of rock ballet en-pointe in a high impact production. The show is packed with high artistic standards, innovative and original choreography, and powerful performances from the strong cast of dancers.

The production captures the story of the late singer Freddie Mercury, told through the medium of dance. With over 20 of his band’s greatest hits providing the soundtrack, audiences are taken on a journey through his fascinating life. Expect to see tender pas de deux interspersed with exciting rocking group numbers performed by over 20 of South Africa’s top dancing talents.

Michael Hankinson’s orchestral arrangements of Queen’s music are further enhanced by the live vocals of Cito and Daniel Fisher and Angela Kilian makes a special guest appearance, singing Barcelona with Cito.

Bovim’s production offers a powerful fusion of fashion and dance, brought to life through collaborations with top South African designers Malcolm Klûk & CGDT, Craig Port, Gavin Rajah and Ian West.

Henk Opperman (winner of Dans! Dans! Dans! plays the role of Freddie Mercury.

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