"Masilo’s Swan Lake is like no other I’ve seen." -The Star
Dada Masilo’s unconventionality as a choreographer and physicality have garnered critical acclaim for reimagining classic ballet through a South African lens, injecting fresh, new perspectives into the venerated dance form. Stereotypes are turned on their heads as Masilo opens our eyes to issues of sex, gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS. Bursts of Tchaikovsky alongside African rhythms set the tone for a platform where the traditional and the contemporary collide to create a new sense of beauty.