Gregory Maqoma’s CION: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero postponed and promises to come back with a BANG!

The highly anticipated show Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero is postponed due to the imminent threat of the Covid-19 third wave. According to the new lockdown restrictions by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, attendance of events in indoor venues is limited to 100 persons. Joburg Theatre came to a decision to postpone the show to allow theatre-goers to experience the magic of the production with a bigger audience on the iconic Mandela stage.

Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero promises to make its return from 27 August to 5 September 2021.

Covid-19 has affected the arts and culture sector in a negative way. With this said, artists and the theatres have been some of the most affected parties by this pandemic.

“While adhering to the COVID 19 legislation and following the President’s instructions so that we can overcome this unprecedented pandemic, together with the Vuyani Dance Theatre, we decided to postpone the show for the bigger audience that our patrons are accustomed to”. Said Chief Executive Officer of Joburg City Theatres, Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema.

The production is a unique creative fusion of contemporary African dance led by the renowned Gregory Maqoma and the harmonies of Soweto Gospel Choir. Vuyani Dance Theatre shares a state-of-the-art, visually stunning full-length work that brings literature to life with 20 dynamic dancers and 20 enchanting voices.

Limited tickets are available in line with the COVID regulations on or by calling 0861 670 670.

Affected ticket holders will be contacted directly by the theatre’s box office.