Joburg Ballet presents Evolve, the company’s first season for 2022, at the Joburg Theatre from 25 March to 3 April. Evolve brings together four ballets, three of which are new works created especially for Joburg Ballet while the fourth is a glittering showpiece from the classical repertoire. The new works include The Afterlife: Souls, a reflective, introspective piece by principal dancer Shannon Glover; The Game by Mario Gaglione, inspired by chess, the game of kings; and Legae, an evocative dance piece about returning home after a long absence. The programme’s classical ballet is the Grand Pas from Paquita, classicism in the grand manner providing a showcase for ballerina, partner, soloists and corps de ballet. Choreographed in the 19th century by the great Marius Petipa, creator of The Sleeping Beauty and many other classics, Paquita is being produced for Joburg Ballet by company soloist Ivan Domiciano.