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Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Deadline: August 15 2016

The Sibikwa Arts Centre in Johannesburg calls for female choreographers and performance artists.

“In 2016, the year we mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Women’s March to Pretoria,” says a Sibikwa representative. “The Sibikwa Arts Centre is, in addition to its general target market, unashamedly focusing on young women and girls initiating special short skills vocational training and creating new plays relevant to and about girls and young woman. In its quest to always unearth and nurture young talent, Sibikwa’s Dance Season will empower young, female choreographers and performance artists by giving them the opportunity to create new work and showcase it at the Dance Factory.”

The Sibikwa Arts Centre calls out for young female choreographers and performance artists between the ages of 20 and 35 to apply for its new choreographic programme, Thunya Lerole, kick up the dust, and that is exactly what Sibikwa is expecting in the form of new exciting, even electrifying dance productions or performance art.

This is an invitation to those who can work independently and have a passion for using dance as a creative medium for communicating with the world. Three young female choreographers and one performance artist will be given the opportunity to create a new work of 20 to 30 minutes which will be showcased during Sibikwa’s Dance Season at the Dance Factory in Newtown on October 22, 2016.

The call is for choreographers in the following categories: Emerging artists; Young artists; Established artists, and Performance artists.

There is a commission fee for each category but given the nature of the commission, the choreographers should think in terms of one to three dancers. Preference will be given to choreographers and performance artists who include female dancers in their ensemble.

Submissions- including a CV/history of work career, short video clip of work/ three photos of previous works, a reference letter from someone within the industry and any press clippings/mentions of your work- should be emailed to before August 15, 2016.

All entries will be adjudicated by a panel and decisions, which are final, will be available on August 21 2016. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

(This information is published in full on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see