JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience | since 1998
20th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience 28 August - 9 September 2018
 The annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts, celebrates its 20th edition
with the theme Legacy, from 28 August to 9 September 2018.
This landmark 20th edition will celebrate 20 years of bringing Durban the world through contemporary dance, and 20 years if nurturing and supporting the growth and
development of contemporary dance in the city through open workshops, grants and the creation of platforms for local dancers and choreographers to showcase their work.
The thirteen-day event showcases local and internationally acclaimed talent at UKZN's Howard College Campus Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Highlights this year include
Johannesburg based, Moving Into Dance Mophatong, Anita Ratnam from India, an accomplished Indian choreographer and classical and contemporary dancer, Standard Bank
Young Artist Awardee Musa Hlatshwayo, Unmute Dance Company from Cape Town, a company that focuses on integrated dance practices, will collaborate with the
Durban-based Flatfoot Dance Company, the Swiss-based Company lonnis Mandafounis which has turned global choreographic norms on its head, Danse des Bouteilles and 
Gabi Saranouffi from Madagascar, Aida Colmenero Diaz from Spain, plus a host of local artists performing in a selection of fringe and site-specific events.
The dance festival also provides a platform for young talent to be nurtured through workshops, discussion and master classes by seasoned performers. JOMBA! also hosts
a Youth Fringe for young dancers.







The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, is proud to present its 16th annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience from August 27 to September 7 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with one performance at artSpace (Durban) on 4 September. This year’s JOMBA! is an especially focused MSANZI edition of the festival with attention being given to supporting some of South Africa’s top dance companies and dance makers. In an unprecedented move by one of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious contemporary dance platforms, JOMBA! 2014 has decided to give support and offer recognition to 5 of South Africa’s most awarded and cutting edge dance companies with a special invites to Vuyani Dance Theatre (JHB), Moving Into Dance Mophatong (JHB), Flatfoot Dance Company (DBN), First Physical Theatre Company (Grahamstown) and the Floating Outfit Project (DBN).

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JOMBA 2014

Applications are now open for the annual JOMBA! Fringe and Youth Fringe programmes at the 16th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience.


Please download both the participation conditions and the application form for the relevant section.






 APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY 20 JUNE (Late entries will not be considered) 

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