The Year of China in South Africa

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The Year of China in South Africa was celebrated today in Johannesburg with a special visit by China’s Culture Minister to the prestigious Joburg Ballet company. CCTV’s Julie Scheier filed this report.

The Year of China in South Africa

The Year of China in South Africa

The Year of China in South Africa was celebrated today in Johannesburg with a special visit by China's Culture Minister to the prestigious Joburg Ballet company.CCTV's Julie Scheier filed this report.

Highlights:

  • South Africa’s largest and most prestigious ballet company, the Joburg Ballet, visited China in 2014
  • This year its China’s time to celebrate in South Africa, and what a better way to highlight bilateral ties, than through the art of ballet.

Ballet program giving opportunities to talented students

In Johannesburg, dance is changing lives of many. South African Mzansi Ballet development Programme is running several schools in townships. This has been giving talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to shine.  CCTV’s Julie Scheier reported this story from Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Highlights:

  • South African Mzansi ballet development program is breaking social barriers and fostering the art of ballet in townships.
  • The program provides a safe environment for these children to grow socially and academically, while also exposing them to classical ballet and to a potential career in the performing arts.
Ballet program giving opportunities to talented students

Ballet program giving opportunities to talented students

In Johannesburg, dance is changing lives of many. South African Mzansi Ballet development Programme is running several schools in townships. This has been giving talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to shine.  CCTV's Julie Scheier reported this story from Alexandra, Johannesburg.