Korean ballet troupe to perform ‘Swan Lake‘ in South Africa
Korea's Universal Ballet will perform P. Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" in Johannesburg from Friday to Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The private ballet company will put on the Mariinsky Theater version of "Swan Lake" at Joburg Theater in the South African city. It has performed the Mariinsky version of "Swan Lake" in 12 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany and Italy.
The Korean Embassy in Johannesburg, Korea Foundation and Joburg Theater will jointly sponsor the performances.
Julia Moon, general director of Universal Ballet, said she hopes to introduce the high standard of Korean ballet to the world with the Johannesburg performances and let the world know the diversity of Korean culture which has been mainly known for traditional arts.
The private ballet company also plans to hold special programs such as opening a dress rehearsal to local ballet students and a workshop. It also will hold a joint class with South African Ballet Company, a resident performing group at Joburg Theater. (Yonhap)