Enjoy a spicy mix of dance, comedy and music in ‘The Bread, The Porridge and The Mix Masala’ at Sibaya

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Three of the artists appearing in ‘The Bread, The Porridge and The Mix Masala’, pictured clockwise from back left: Thiru Reddy, Melanie Kisten and Bhavanie Kisten. Photo: Ryan B Photography

Join the Melanie Kisten Dance Academy as it celebrates 21 years in the entertainment industry with new comedy – The Bread, The Porridge and The Mix Masala. – at Sibaya Casino’s iZulu Theatre at 6 pm on Saturday, October 21 and 3 pm Sunday, October 22. Continue reading

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‘Shall We Dance’: the perfect treat for ballroom and Latin dance fans

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Pictured here are professional dancers, Ryan Hammond and his new partner, Angelique Allison who will be performing this year in Shall We Dance at the Playhouse Opera.

AROUND 100 dancers will be strutting their stuff on the Playhouse Opera Theatre stage in Durban for the 25th season of Shall We Dance.

This glittering showcase of ballroom and Latin American dance runs from September 8 to 17 and features dancers from as young as eight years old. Continue reading

Sifiso ‘Magesh’ Ngcobo wins 2017 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award

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Winner of this year’s JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, Sifiso ‘Magesh’ Ngcobo, with Lliane Loots, artistic director of JOMBA! Photo: Val Adamson

KWAZULU-NATAL choreographer and dancer, Sifiso ‘Magesh’ Ngcobo, received the 2017 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award at the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban on Thursday, August 31. Continue reading

JOMBA! dance project, ‘Cardiac Output’, provides a creative platform for all

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Karl Hebbelmann with Zinhle Nzama in rehearsal for ‘Cardiac Output’, which is being performed at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on September 3. Photo: Val Adamson

DURBAN-based, Flatfoot Dance Company and Adriaan Luteijn, from the Netherlands-based INTRODANS Dance Company, together with four dancers with Downs Syndrome, are blazing a new trail for dance in South Africa.

Their collaboration, Cardiac Output, will be performed at the 19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban on Sunday, September 3 at 6 pm. Continue reading

‘Maritzburg dancer/choreographer, JC Zondi, wins JOMBA! Fringe award

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Londeka Zondi and Sanele Kenneth Mntumba perform in Intimate at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Tuesday in the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Fringe programme. Photo: Val Adamson

PIETERMARITZBURG choreographer, JC Zondi received the inaugural JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe award on Tuesday, August 29 at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, after a riveting ten-performance programme of highly creative work by choreographers from around South Africa. Continue reading

Exploring the world of post-feminisim through contemporary dance

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Lorin Sookool will be performing her work ‘BAD’ at the KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood.

SHARP and witty, Lorin Sookool’s solo show, BAD, is expected to be one of the highlights of this year’s JOMBA! KZN on the Edge at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

The work, one of three being performed in the main gallery space at the venue from 6 pm on Monday, August 28, explores the notion of post-feminism in our image-obsessed, web-empowered generation. Continue reading