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Thursday, November 26, 2015


Deadline: February 1, 2016

Dirk Badenhorst, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) has announced that the fifth SAIBC will take place from February 22 to 28, 2016, at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town. The closing date for entries is February 1 2016.

Africa’s only international ballet competition, the SAIBC, was launched in 2008 with subsequent competitions in 2010, 2012 and 2014 attracting dancers from South Africa and around the world to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as substantial monetary prizes. The categories in which dancers compete, in both ballet and contemporary dance, are Scholars, (12 to 15 years), Junior (16 to 20 years) and Seniors (21 to 28 years). The total prize money amounts to R400,000.

In line with earlier SAIBCs, a distinguished panel of judges from around the world and South Africa has been assembled for SAIBC 2016.

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