Rain Dance for Cape Town

Kitty Phetla as Queen Modjadji
Kitty Phetla as Queen Modjadji

As holiday makers from across the country prepare to make their way to the east and west coasts of South Africa we thought it would be an appropriate time to share the Joburg Ballet’s performance of a rain dance choreographed in tribute to the drought-stricken Western Cape.

Inspired by the queen of the Balobedu people, Modjadji (aka the Rain Queen), the dance was shot on location at the near-empty Theewaterskloof Dam. Senior soloist, and choreographer, Kitty Phetla, explained that while they hoped the dance would bring rain, it also acts as an important reminder of the necessity to make efforts to conserve water on a daily basis, no matter where you live in South Africa.

So if you do find yourself travelling to the Western Cape this festive season, please make water conservation a priority!

Click here to watch Phetla’s captivating performance

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