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The Joburg Ballet is collecting warm items, including blankets, scarves and socks, at the performances and will donate the items to The Angel Network.


Johannesburg, South Africa (21 June 2022) – The Joburg Ballet is running a winter warming campaign and invites its patrons to help them collect blankets, scarves and socks for those in need.

For the duration of the company’s winter performances, running from today until the 25th of July, they will have a collection point at the theatre where people visiting the ballet can drop off their donations.

“I was driving into work the other day and I felt so desperate when I saw a man asleep on the street with nothing covering him, other than the clothes he wore. It was particularly cold that day and I knew there and then that we had to do something!” – Iain MacDonald, Joburg Ballet’s Artistic Director

The idea for the Warmer Winter Drive was proposed, and Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema, the CEO of Joburg Theatre, agreed that the cause was an important one. She was able to get the Soweto and Roodepoort Theatres to join the Joburg Theatre in this winter drive.

“And I’m delighted to confirm that Joburg Theatre together with the Soweto and Roodepoort Theatres will be joining in the Joburg Ballet Warmer Winter Drive initiative over the next month” – Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema

All supporters of the ballet and theatre productions who will be attending shows in the coming month are encouraged to join.

Receiving containers will be in the foyers of the participating theatres. The Warmer Winter Drive coincides with the following productions:

Joburg Theatre’s

  • Kunene and the King,
  • The Drakensberg Boys Choir (23-24 June)
  • The McCoy Mrubata double album launch (25 June)
  • Joburg Ballet’s La Traviata – The Ballet (1-10 July)

Roodepoort Theatre’s

  • Jozi Youth Dance (21-26 June),
  • WLFDA – 30 June and Le Nezzo di Figaro (1-16 July)

Soweto Theatre’s

  • Arise Hope concert (18 June),
  • Ho Phethehile Church Choir (19 June),
  • Luxury Sedans and Slay Queens (25 June).

The donations will be given to the Angel Network for distribution to projects and initiatives.

Sources: Joburg Ballet
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