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Thursday, May 16, 2024


The annual online South African contemporary dance conference JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES, hosted by the UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts’ JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, and taking place from May 22 to 24, 2024, features dance-makers, academics, dancers, educators and researchers from 11 countries including Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, France, Germany, South Africa, UK, USA, and Zimbabwe. The theme or “provocation” this year is (RE)TURN TO THE DRUM? looking at contemporary dance’s engagements with traditions, cultures, memory, hybridity, and contested identities.

The conference which is free and open to all interested features keynote addresses, panel discussions, as well as “abstracts or papers” presented by participants including:

Dada Masilo, Robyn Orlin, Mamela Nyamza, Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe, and Moeketsi Koena with papers and abstracts presented by 12 participants.

The conference will be streamed live on YouTube on the following link

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