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Royal Moscow Ballet returns to Botswana

Publishing Date : 12 February, 2018

Author : DAVE BAAITSE

OP Advertising (Pty) Ltd in association with Edouard Miasnikov Agencies is proud to bring the Royal Moscow Ballet back to Botswana. The performance, expected to transport the audience to a place of romance beyond imagination will be hosted at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) on the 7th of March 2018.


Founded by principal dancer and choreographer Anatoly Emelianov and creative director Anna Alexidze in 2002, the Royal Moscow Ballet has done more than 1000 performances around the globe. The acts performed will include pieces in tribute to the Great Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky, “Serenade,” being a one- act ballet followed by Black Pas de Deux from the ballet "Swan Lake". "Fraceska da Rimini," a one- act ballet will be performed for the first time in Southern Africa with choreography by Anatoly Emelianov.


According to the organizers, the opening act will be a performance by the children of the Botswana based ballet school Risa Ballet which has been teaching children in Botswana the art for over forty years. Children from primary and secondary school level have been taught ballet under the directors of the school Rita Lee and Elizabeth Lee.


This year, Capital Bank Botswana, is proudly the main sponsor of the Royal Moscow Ballet 2018. Capital Bank is a part of the Mauritius based FMB Capital Holdings plc which in addition to Botswana has banking operations in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The Bank provides comprehensive financial services geared towards servicing the needs of the country’s business sector as well as offering a range of personal banking services for individuals.


Capital Bank CEO, Jaco Viljoen said, “We are proud of our association with the Royal Moscow ballet as we recognize the significant appeal it holds for our customers and the wider Botswana public. An event such as this has the ability to bring together a variety of stakeholders from the business and social communities and further spotlight our vibrant city of Gaborone as an attractive location for the global arts industry.”


The Royal Moscow Ballet is presented in Southern Africa by Edouard Miasnikov Agency, whose objective is to widen cultural exchange and sharing between Russia and Southern Africa and brought to Botswana by OP Advertising (Pty) Ltd, a Botswana based event management and advertising agency.

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