National Ballet presents Starlight Dancing

AS spring has arrived in Zimbabwe, dance fans can celebrate with this year’s series of open-air Starlight Dancing performances presented by the National Ballet from Wednesday, September 27 to Sunday, October 10.

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ancing is an annual event in which shows are held in an outdoor arena behind the National Ballet Centre in Belgravia, Harare. This year’s presentation features acrobatics, ballet, contemporary dance, gymnastics, hip-hop, tap and modern/jazz, with a large line-up of dancers from the National Ballet and the leading dance schools in Harare.

National Ballet chair Eve Strannix said the public was encouraged to “come along with blankets, chairs, hampers, food and drinks and enjoy a superb show under the stars in the early summer season”.

Shows will take place each evening starting at 7pm.

“Each year this is a highlight of our dance programme and the variety and excellence of the dance numbers makes it a firm favourite with audiences of kinds,” said Strannix.

This year’s presentations feature several schools of dance, gymnastics, ballroom and hip hop, as well as the senior and junior companies of the National Ballet, Tumbuka and the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe Outreach team.

Tickets will be sold at the gate and will be $1 000 for adults and $500 for children and pensioners.