Preview: JOMBA! digital arts festival 2020
Dates: August 25 to September 6, 2020
Cost: No charge
The 22nd edition of JOMBA! – Durban’s dance festival – is taking place online. Check out the extensive programme to see what is on offer. The work includes pieces made in response to Covid-19 and major pieces made by dance luminaries around the world.
For the JOMBA! Legacy platform, JOMBA! “invited nine key dance makers from all over the globe who have had a significant impact on making JOMBA! the premier contemporary dance festival in Africa.” These are a must watch.
Here is the link https://jomba.ukzn.ac.za/jomba-legacy/ Programme for JOMBA! Legacy:
✔ DEEPLY ROOTED DANCE THEATRE
✔ GREGORY MAQOMA and VUYANI DANCE THEATRE
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
✔ ADEDAYO LIADI and IJODEE DANCE COMPANY
✔ ANITA RATNAM
✔ MUSA HLATSHWAYO and MHAYISE PRODUCTIONS
(Durban, South Africa)
✔ LESLIE SCOTT and BODYART Dance Company
(New Orleans, USA)
✔ ROBYN ORLIN
(South Africa, Germany)
(Arnhem, The Netherlands)
✔ GERMAINE ACOGNY
(Ecole des Sables, Senegal)
✅ High on my watch list is Robyn Orlin’s piece (2012) – screened Thursday September 3– 7pm and Friday September 4 – 12 noon (repeat screening). Orlin lives in Berlin with her husband, South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz and their daughter Ruby Nomalanga.
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