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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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