Joburg Ballet Rain Dance

The Joburg Ballet had soloist Kitty Phetla perform a powerful Rain Dance at Theewaterskloof in the hope that it would bring rain for the drought-stricken Cape.


The water crisis in the Western Cape is reaching an all-time high. The rains have yet to come and the government recently proposed implementing a new fines system to help curve excessive water usage.

The Joburg Ballet decided to get creative and sent help to their provincial cousin, the Western Cape. They sent senior soloist, Kitty Phetla to Theewaterskloof Dam to perform a symbolic Rain Dance and as a reminder to continue water-saving behaviour.

“With Cape Town reservoir levels plummeting to record lows, the Cape Water Crisis has become a major concern for the entire country. We’re proud to present our latest #BiteSizeBallet, a rain dance for the drought-stricken province. Inspired by Queen Modjadji of the Balobedu people, and shot on location at the near-empty Theewaterskloof Dam, the dance was choreographed and performed by senior soloist Kitty Phetla”

“While we hope it will bring rain, this dance is also an important reminder of the value of water to life on earth, and the necessity to conserve it at all costs. If you’re travelling to the Western Cape this festive season, please make water conservation an absolute priority.”

The performance is powerful and elegant. It was choreographed by Kitty and the impact is made by the stark backdrop of the barren dam. They say “Rain Must Fall” and we fully agree!

Watch the incredible video below.

Sources: YouTube
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