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Monday, August 27, 2012


(Musa Hlatshwayo, this year’s JOMBA! New Works Grant winner, will conduct a free workshop)

The JOMBA! Fringe forms part of the annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience which celebrates its 14th anniversary this year. Running from August 29 to September 9, it is presented by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

This year JOMBA! Fringe welcomes participation from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Durban and takes place on September 3

JOMBA! Fringe takes place on September 3 at 19h30 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. The YOUTH FRINGE will be held on September 8 at 14h00 at the Dorothy Nyembe Hall in Cato Manor/Umkhumbane. Both of these platforms open spaces to new dance makers, and always prove to be enlightening indicators of new emerging dance and choreographic talent.

Dance practitioners should not miss the series of free dance workshops with the leading choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, PJ Sabbagha, Philippe Pelan (of Theatre Taliipot) and Durban’s Musa Hlatshwayo. Participation is limited so advance booking is essential; call 031 260 2506.

Pick up a JOMBA! brochure at promotional outlets or visit for programme details

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), HIVOS, City of Durban, The French South Africa 2012-2013 Season, and the National Arts Council.