31 August 2010

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JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance/Performance Writing Residency

Dance Writing Residency

JOMBA! 2010 is proud to be hosting veteran journalist Adrienne Sichel, winner of the 2009 Alan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever award presented by Mondi Shanduka Newsprint and the Newspaper Association of South Africa. Sichel has a reputation for being a fearless defender of artistic and press freedoms in South Africa and has a lifetime reputation of fighting for coverage for dance and theatre in South Africa. Her decades of arts journalism inspires and provokes! Over the 12 days of the festival Sichel will mentor seven young writers in a process of learning how to decode, read and write about performance.

Watch out for the CCA online reviews and the two JOMBA! Khuluma print editions!

30 August 2010



Durban: 3 September 2010

JOMBA!, which is principally funded by The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, joins forces, for the first time, with the innovative and cutting-edge concept of RED EYE at the Durban Art Gallery. Renowned for showcasing performance art, fashion, dance, music and everything in between, this special JOMBA! edition of RED EYE promises to dazzle audiences. Featuring almost a hundred performers and based around the notion of "The Body Politic", artists from all genres of performance and art making have been commissioned and invited to generate work that explores both the heightened body political but also the more personal and intimate body.

Choreographers, dancers, fashion designers, DJs, fine artists, tattoo artists, performance-based artists, bands and one or two rather edgy individuals all come together in the unique vision of curator David Gouldie who has promised audiences a night of site specific interactive performances that they will never forget.

Audiences will arrive to a blocked off Smith Street with the "I heart market"

12th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience

12th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience

Durban: 1 to 12 September 2010
12th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience
Durban: 1 to 12 September 2010 For 12 days Durban will play host to a dazzling 12th edition of the international contemporary dance festival, JOMBA! One of four annual festivals hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience has become synonymous with cutting-edge dance theatre, and with principle funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund capacitating the festival, this bumper event contains a programme of broad scope and appeal. 

On the international front, JOMBA! 2010 presents dance works from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Reunion Island, alongside wonderful offerings from both Durban and nationally-based dance companies.

'Encounters' by Adedayo M Liadi and Lliane Loots

Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience