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

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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

Contemporary dancers from Africa and Europe set to wow at Jomba!

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Nqubeko Ngema (left) and Njabulo Zungu will perform Mdu Mthsali’s new work, ‘Alive kids’ at Jomba!.

DANCERS from South Africa, the African continent and Europe will be showcasing their work at the 19th annual Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, which runs at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus in Durban from August 23 to September 3. Continue reading

Delegate registration opens for 8th Durban FilmMart

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Delegate registration for Africa’s premier film finance and co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), is open.

Celebrating its 8th edition, this year’s DFM, a joint programme of the Durban Film Office (DFO), the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival – hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts – takes place from 14 to 17 July. It will host around 500 delegates from Africa and the world. Continue reading

Feast of offerings from around the world at Poetry Africa 2016

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Don Mattera will be taking part in the Poetry Africa Festival in Durban.

A FEAST of poetic offerings from Africa and the world will be showcased at this year’s 20th Poetry Africa International Festival, which runs from October 10 to 15.

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Humanities, this year’s festival will pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of the conception of the Zulu kingdom. Continue reading

Voices from around the world to attend Durban’s Poetry Africa

 

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Professor Mazisi Kunene. Photo: Kunene Foundation

THE Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s College of Humanities will host the 20th Poetry Africa International Festival from October 10 to 15.

Arguably the largest and longest-running poetry festival in Africa, Poetry Africa has, over the years, hosted a wide variety of internationally-acclaimed poetic voices from all over the world. Continue reading