Mango and the Johannesburg-based SA Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) company will collaborate in a world-first ballet performance at the Swartkops Air Show outside Pretoria/Tshwane on Saturday 11 May 2013. 
A Mango new-generation Boeing 737-800, skippered by Presidential Baobab award recipient and Mango training captain, Scully Levin, and chief pilot Quentin Mouton will deliver a collaborative performance with the SAMB dancers turning the airfield into the largest audience for a ballet performance on the African continent.
“While the aircraft performs its procedure in the air, the Ballet Company will execute movement on stage,” says Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser. “The ballet piece will be choreographed to match and answer to the aerial movement of the Boeing 737-800.
“Mango’s participation at the Swartkops Air Show is more than just a fly-past. It marks our debut in the arena and participation has to match our mantra of innovation,” he says.
SA Mzansi Ballet chief executive Dirk Badenhorst adds that while, at seven minutes, it is likely the shortest performance in the company’s history, it is also one of the most important.
“We endeavour to take ballet to the public at every possible opportunity and to share its beauty and grace. What better platform than sharing airspace with a giant and graceful aircraft. What a juxtaposition,” Badenhorst says.