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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


The annual Durban Dance Movement Festival returns this year with its third instalment of showcasing and celebrating the best of dance in KwaZulu-Natal.

In collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture the festival promises to be bigger and better this year and showcases the province’s diverse cultures through African contemporary, Hip hop, break dancing, kwaito, traditional Zulu and Indian dance, ballet and many other styles for a wide variety of audience to enjoy.

There will be over 150 dancers from all over KZN from groups and studios like Dance Movement, Minette De Klerk Academy, Footworx dance studio, young star productions and stage burners.

“I’m so excited about this festival because not only do we have more groups to participate this year but also we have the opportunity to showcase our works on a bigger and professional stage at the Playhouse Drama,” said artistic director Jarryd Watson.

There will be two shows:
15h00: Junior and senior level performances from youngsters aged 5-18
19h30: Professional groups from KZN Dance Academy, KwaMashu Theatre Dance, Blue Fire Productions, Dance Movement and new break dance sensation group Lil’ Raskals.

“I love what this festival represents and the fact we can have the privilege of exposing all dancers from beginners to professionals in a professional space and this is the very essences of social cohesion, development, growth and sustainability in the arts and culture sector,” adds Watson. “However as art practitioners we still find ourselves in the struggle of producing such festivals because of the lack of funding and support that we receive and this makes it difficult for development to continue. None the less the show must go on!”

The Durban Dance Movement Festival will take place in the Playhouse Drama theatre on June 27 with shows at 15h00 and 19h30. Booking is through Computicket or 082 683 9665. For more information contact Jarryd Watson on 082 683 9665.