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Saturday, June 3, 2017


Deadline: June 5, 2017, by 16h00

The 19th edition of UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts’ annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience will be happening this year between August 23 and September 3, 2017, in eThekwini, KZN.

The organisers have announced that the applications for selection to both the JOMBA! 2017 Fringe and JOMBA! 2017 Youth Fringe are now open!

The JOMBA! Fringe is an adult contemporary dance platform where between 8 and 9 short works (approx. 15mins each) are selected and supported technically. The criteria for selection via the panel is for work of excellence, professionalism, a work that is cutting-edge via conceptualisation and via form and content. The application is ‘judged’ on what is sent to the selection panel via the applications form so applicants should make sure they provide enough information to be intrigued and excited about their work. Applicants are reminded that this is a contemporary dance platform.

The JOMBA! Youth Fringe is an open youth dance platform and all styles and genres of dance – be these be ballet, classical Indian dance styles, Hip-Hop, traditional African dance, contemporary etc. The JOMBA! Youth Fringe is aimed at a day of celebrating youth dance culture and the vast amount of dance development and studio (and dance school) work being done in KZN. Participations is aimed at dancers under 20 yrs. of age.

Both platforms do not come with financial support but those selected are given professional technical support in terms of the JOMBA! team of lighting designers, sound technicians, stage managers etc.

For the first time, JOMBA! 2017 will be offering a “JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe” award and this comes with a cash reward of R1,000.00 (one thousand rand only). The award will be done via a panel of dance experts on the night of the JOMBA! Fringe after the end of show – independent panellists to be announced soon!

Due date for applications is June 5, 2017 by 16h00 and need to be sent onto

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming that their application has been received, within 48-hours (if you do not receive an e-mail of confirmation, please re-send your application).

* All forms must be submitted by e-mail to ATT: Clare Craighead with the subject line “2017 JOMBA FRINGE APPLICATION” (do not fax or hand-deliver forms to the Centre for Creative Arts, these will not be accepted).