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Sunday, August 28, 2022


(Above: Clockwise from top left: Edna Jaime (Mozambique), Vincent Mantsoe (SA/France) and Nelisiwe Xaba (SA) and Marie-Caroline Hominal (Switzerland).)

Three free open contemporary dance workshops will be held during the 24th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts which takes place from August 30 to September 11, 2022.

Wednesday, August 31 from 16h00 – 17h30

Nelisiwe Xaba (SA) and Marie-Caroline Hominal (Switzerland) will experiment with movements based on their work Hominal / Xaba which opens the Festival and also share their artistic practices.

Wednesday, September 7 from 16h00 – 17h30

Edna Jaime (Mozambique) will focus on improvisation techniques and the use of emotional energies to find movements and rhythmic coordination heavily influenced by the traditional dances of Mozambique.

Saturday, September 10 from 10h00 – 11h30

Vincent Mantsoe (SA/France) offers a masterclass on his technique of GOBA - the bend, to be grounded and to pliƩ. The technique is based on the control of the movement, energy and the use of breath within movement. This articulation is based on the traditional forms from Zulu, Pedi, Sotho and Xhosa styles and forms which have been translated by Mantsoe and have evolved over time and within his dance work. This masterclass is not for beginners.

The workshops are for dancers over 16 years old and booking is essential via Thobi Maphanga on

All workshops will take place at Studio 410 at The Playhouse.

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