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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Entries are now open for Dance Umbrella 2012 - the 24th platform for new Contemporary Dance and Choreography.

Dance Umbrella 2012 is scheduled to run from February 17 to March 4, 2012. For 17 days, Johannesburg will be engulfed by contemporary dance. The venues will include The Market Theatre, The Dance Factory, the Goethe on Main and UJ Arts Centre and the new theatre in Soweto.

In 2012, the Dance Umbrella will feature only commissioned work and international companies/ collaborations on the Main programme. The Stepping Stones programme will therefore feature other entries and will include community, youth groups, young artists and hopefully new innovative concepts on all levels. There is also an opportunity to apply for a commissioning fee of R30,000.

Entries are now open. Application forms can be downloaded on or call 011 492 0709/ 492 2033 for further information.

The Dance Umbrella 2012 will be presented in partnership with the National Lottery Distribution trust Fund. For further information contact 011 492 0709/2033 or e-mail or visit