Register Now for the Ballet-a-Thon
29th April FROM 15h00 - 18h00
or JOIN US for the Fundraiser Dinner on the:
4 MAY 2022 18h30 FOR 19h00 SA Time - All Welcome!
The South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), a Section 21 company; has solidified its position as the largest competition of its kind on the African continent, with a proud record of hosting globally revered ballet competitions and ballet galas and has played host to some of the world’s most promising talents.
The SAIBC is proud to announce The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe, an original ballet in two acts, staged by the Johannesburg based dance company, Mzansi Ballet: coming 2022/23.
To raise funds, gain maximum public awareness for the competition and to support the development of this ambitious new work, set to rewrite the story of ballet in Africa, the SAIBC will be hosting an exciting Ballet-a-Thon on the 29th of April 2022 from 15h00 to 18h00 South African Time: Ballet classes with top SA and International Teachers. See Below.
As well as the Fundraiser Dinner on the 4 MAY 2022, 18h30 FOR 19h00 AT SAXON HOTEL, VILLAS & SPA, THE DINING LIBRARY:
R.S.V.P Dirk Badenhorst by 30 April: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee & Dessert
It has been the ongoing mission of the SAIBC to unite as many dance institutions, schools, and studios as possible through the art forms of ballet and dance.
Under the stewardship of CEO Dirk Badenhorst, we have carried out the vision to build greater inclusivity and togetherness through events like the SAIBC, as well as other activities such as ballet workshops, educational outreach, ballet intensives, township ballet training programs and associations with hundreds of dance teachers, directors, and institutions across the globe.
The Ballet-a-Thon event will serve to boost awareness about The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe in South Africa, throughout the continent of Africa and the world. This Ballet-a-thon will also elevate the profile of Ballet and Dance in South Africa, a country synonymous with innovation across every sector of a burgeoning arts industry.
Due to a lack of sustainable funding this kind of initiative is imperative for the survival and elevation of Ballet as an art form in South Africa.
Registrations for the Ballet-a-Thon will be made on the ArtOfLife app, available in the Google Play Store as well the Apple App Store at a cost of R200/$20. Part of the fundraising will include donations, made possible through the App, in aid of this worthy initiative, using this safe and secure platform.
The Ballet-a-Thon format will comprise of a ballet class, three ballet solos and a pas de deux that will be choreographed by Xola Willie, Angela Revie, and Michael Revie (choreographed
specifically for The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe) and taught to the participating dancers. Anyone who is competing in the upcoming SAIBC to be held 25 – 30 July at the Artscape in Cape Town, will also be able to perform these dances, should they so wish, with the afore mentioned choreographies applying to the Scholar section and the Junior and Senior section (boys and girls).
This is an opportunity for the SAIBC and we as South Africans to be pioneers with this world first event and to generate global awareness around Ballet in South Africa and the African continent.
The SAIBC has been committed to the upliftment and development of Ballet in Africa through its Teacher Training program, based on the Cuban Methodology, since 2017. This has taken the SAIBC, amongst others, to Soweto, Kliptown, Orange Farm, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Eswatini, and Ghana.
We welcome and urge as many participants as possible from all corners of South Africa and beyond our borders to register to take part in this global Ballet event and to help raise funds for The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe Ballet and the South African International Ballet Competition.
Several incentives and prizes are being offered for those companies/studios/individuals who raise the most money, with more currently being added, including:
- Free access to the SAIBC Intensive
- complimentary tickets to watch The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe production and
- an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit and meet-and-greet with the principal
- A weekend getaway for a family of 4 at a Game Farm
We thank you for your kind support.
Address: 68 Hillcrest Avenue, Blairgowrie, 2194
Chief Executive Officer: Dirk Badenhorst Cell 083 324 0949
Company Registration number:2006/036100/08
Board Members: Dirk Badenhorst, Andrew Gilder, Lucky Dinake, Boniswa Pezisa, Gerard Samuel
Patron: Connie September