07 September 2011
The Politics of Relationships
A common thread between the first three works of Jomba! Fringe 2011 was that the structure of the works was overly complicated.
06 September 2011
05 September 2011
The concept of using nudity to make a statement is extremely powerful and opens up a rare sense of vulnerability.
Skin, choreographedbyLliane Loots, danced byThobeka Quvane (aka) TeeKay, is an intently powerful and personal work which deals with the idea of skin on many different levels.
Candy sticks, boerewors, steel drums and b-boys …
Live “legal” graffiti, marimbas, Castle Lager and projection are a few of the elements which amalgamated into one artistic voice that screamed “Halala eThekwini!” at this year’s Jomba! City Street Party, curated by David Gouldie.
02 September 2011
"Our art is not worth nothing", stated JOMBA! Artistic Director Lliane Loots in her poetically powerful and profound opening address which set the tone for the evening and the next two weeks.
Entre-Deux (In Between) choreographed by Clarisse Veaux and Abdou N'Gom aka Stylistik, hip-hop dancers and founders of French company Compagnie Stylistik, was the opening performance of the 13th annual JOMBA!Contemporary Dance Experience. This solo performed with extreme fluidity and focus by N'Gom, begins in almost darkness which heightens the aesthetics of the animalistic and ritualistic way in which he moves on the ground.
01 September 2011
“Our Art is not worth nothing; it is a political weapon to remember and recall the bones on which we stand”, were the wise voice of Lliane Loots (Artistic Director of the Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience) as she addressed the opening night audience. The echo of her voice will embody the rest of the 13th edition of this festival.
Opening Night Speech of the 13th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience by founding artistic director Lliane Loots.
I want to take this opportunity tonight to invoke some of the words and thinking of an African philosopher who has been intimately involved in shaping my own personal and on-going consciousness around being an African and a South African; about being an artist, choreographer and at all times an advocate for Earth justice.
30 August 2011
Full programme on Blog:
JOMBA! City lights Up the Night
JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presents what promises to be Durban’s art street party of the year this Friday at 7pm.
Delving head first into a site-specific encounter with the city centre, JOMBA! City is an amalgamation of dance, music, art, installations, lights, sound, film, and one or two VERY happening DJ’s.
29 August 2011
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts and its celebrated annual contemporary dance platform, JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, invites dance-lovers to explore this year’s 11 day festival which opens on 31 August and runs until 11 September. JOMBA! now in its 13th year, and supported by the National Lottery Distribution Fund, has dance offerings which encompass the very best of local and international dancers and dance companies. (full programme on www.cca.ukzn.ac.za)
28 August 2011
09 August 2011
Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience
CC JOMBA! CONTEMPORARY DANCE EXPERIENCE with photos by Val Adamson