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JOMBA! (article first published : 2007-08-6)

The 10thJomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, running from August 24 to September 1, focuses attention on dance development programmes aimed at enriching the choreographic skills of dance makers in the region. Recognising development as a core element for the continued establishment of dance as a significant artform in South Africa, Jomba! has made the Choreographers Residency Laboratory (the ChoreoLab) its flagship project for 2007.

Mozambican choreographer Panaibra Gabriel and French lighting designer Eric Wurtz will mentor 11 KwaZulu-Natal choreographers through a process that culminates in presentations of their works at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre across two weekends during Jomba!.

This forms the second Phase of the ChoreoLab Residency which began in May with choreographic workshops led by Professor Gary Gordon and organised under the auspices of KZN DanceLink.

ChoreoLab participants are Thulile Bengu, Sitembiso Gcabashe, Sifiso Khumalo, Mlekeleli Khuzwayo, Vusi Makanya, Sanele Mzinyane, Sifiso Ngcobo, Sibusiso Ngidi, S’phelele Nzama, Varsha Sharma, and Jabu Siphika. ChoreoLab performances take place on August 24, 25 and 31 and September 1.

International participation also includes a one-off performance on August 30 of the production Cruda Bellezza by the Teatrodanza Tiziana Arnoldi company of Switzerland. Cruda Bellezza is the story of the challenges facing a young Angolan, Isabel, and the struggle to find redemption and justice after emerging from an environment of war. Uniquely, this very biographical piece features Angolan dancer Isabel Lunkumbisa in the title role. (See separate article)

The festival hosts the Jomba! Fringe night on August 26. The festival is preceded by a Jomba! Youth Fringe day at Umlazi M-Section Community Hall on August 18.

Unless otherwise advertised, Jomba! performances take place at 19h30 each evening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets R35 (R25 students and pensioners). Booking through Computicket or the theatre from one hour before the show starts.

For more information on festival participants and the programme details visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN), “Jomba!” is supported by National Lottery, HIVOS, Pro-Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Stichting Doen, KZN DanceLink and the City of Durban.




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