- 21/8/2006 <--Prev : Next-->
Wednesday night in Bulawayo brought a tiny piece of sheer magic to
all. It was the gala night of the ballet "Beauty and the Beast" and
after two hours of total ballet bliss the capacity audience left
theatre younger, stronger and brimming with delight.
Michelle Macmillan is one of Bulawayo's secret treasures. Whatever
Michelle puts her hand to turns to magic and Beauty and the Beast
certainly no exception.
The magic began with elegant cocktails on the theatre stairs and in
the delightfully decorated foyer. Another of Bulawayo's Secret
weapons - Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo - undertook the superb
catering and the Gala night patrons were treated to a wonderful
The evening's programme was divided into two halves - Beauty and
Beast with so much really fine Bulawayo talent including Darnelle
Sales, Mathius Julius from Harare, Memory Chamunorwa, Kelly Bentley
and Paul Teasedale amongst many other delightful artistes.
The second half of the programme was an even more special treat as
the Bulawayo Business community came up with some fabulous
sponsorship to bring to our little city , Tracy Li and Daniel
both Senior Principals with the Cape Town City Ballet.
Tracey Li and Daniel Rajna performed some magical excerpts from
traditional ballets interspersed with moments of glorious dance and
choreography by Bulawayo and Harare's senior ballerinas.
It was spectacular, it was breathtaking, it was mesmerising.
Thank you Bulawayo Ballet Society and thank you Michelle for all
multitudinous talents for for this brilliant and triumphant success.