Joburg Ballet’s production of EVOLVE at the Joburg Theatre, originally scheduled for 1 to 4 July and subsequently moved to 5 to 8 August, has now been postponed to 2022. It will be replaced by a new programme, SOLO FLIGHT, which will be performed at the Joburg Theatre for six performances from 12 to 15 August 2021.
SOLO FLIGHT, the programme replacing EVOLVE in August, is described by Joburg Ballet artistic director Iain MacDonald as “aptly named and appropriately programmed to reflect our current circumstances, showcasing as it does the dancers of Joburg Ballet in a diverse range of solo pieces and duets with none of the large onstage groups that would have made EVOLVE unsuitable. In its place, SOLO FLIGHT will showcase the depth of talent in Joburg Ballet in an hour-long programme tailored for the times that I know will enchant audiences.”

SOLO FLIGHT will include highlights from The Flames of Paris, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Paquita, Giselle and Don Quixote. Also in the line-up are two iconic ballet duets, Le Spectre de la Rose and Flower Festival at Genzano while rounding out the programme will be a newly choreographed solo for male dancer by Mario Gaglione and an appearance by two of ballet’s most irresistible siblings, Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters.
SOLO FLIGHT will be followed by a season of the full-length Nutcracker at the Joburg Theatre in October.

Members of the public who have tickets for the cancelled performances of EVOLVE will be contacted directly by the Joburg Theatre’s ticketing office to arrange either a cancellation or a transfer of their bookings to SOLO FLIGHT.
If you have further queries regarding the cancelling or transferring of bookings, please contact the Joburg Theatre Ticket Office on

Thursday 12 August at 18:30 (please note earlier starting time)
Friday 13 August at 18:30 (please note earlier starting time)
Saturday 14 August at 15:00 (no change to starting time)
Saturday 14 August at 18:30 (please note earlier starting time)
Sunday 15 August at 11:00 (no change to starting time)
Sunday 15 August at 15:00 (no change to starting time)
Tickets: R280 (Standard Price); R210 (25% discount for Friends of the Ballet); R100 (Pensioners)
Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at
Joburg Ballet in partnership with the Joburg Theatre will observe prevailing Covid-19 regulations. Tickets will be sold as unreserved seating and patrons will be seated on arrival at the theatre by the ushers in accordance with social distancing protocols.