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Here comes JOMBA!

 

Almost time for the 16th annual JOMBA!  Contemporary Dance Experience.

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Flatfoot Dance Company – Jabu Siphika and Julia Wilson.

August 27 – September 7

Venues: Sneddon and 1 performance at artSPACE Durban on 4th September.

Dance Companies include:

  • Vuyani Dance Theatre (JHB)
  • Moving Into Dance Mophatong (JHB)
  • Flatfoot Dance Company (DBN)
  • First Physical Theatre Company (Grahamstown)
  • Floating Outfit Project (DBN)

Look out for HOPE by the Flatfoot Dance Company which features a collaboration with singer / songwriter Shannon Hope.

Also look out for Durban’s Boyzie Cekwana and his Floating Outfit Project.

JOMBA! hosts its usual platforms of the Fringe (Monday 1 September) and the Youth Fringe (Saturday 31 August ). With over 40 entries for a coveted place in this year’s JOMBA! Fringe, the selection of only 10 works was a difficult task but means that the final selection offers a standard of dance theatre that is growing. The JOMBA! Youth Fringe takes place at the UKZN Open Air Theatre (entrance is free) and is a celebration of over 28 KZN based youth dance groups and the incredible dance work that they are doing.

JOMBA! also offers a full programme of workshops and master classes by all of the participating dancers and choreographers. For a full listing go to www.cca.ukzn.ac.za and go to the JOMBA! page. These workshops and classes are offered free of charge but booking is essential. The workshops are only open to dancers 16yrs and older. Call 082 875 6065 during office hours or e-mail (jombafestival@gmail.com)to book a place; at least 2 days in advance of the workshop.

Tickets are performances are R60 for adults and R45 for scholars, students and pensioners, and booking is through Computicket (or at the venue from one hour before). For more information, go to www.cca.ukzn.ac.za and like the Facebook  page (JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience) and follow on Twitter (Twitter@Jomba_dance)

(Image – Supplied)

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