Tribute: Pick of the 22nd JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Digital Fringe

JOMBA! Digital Fringe 2020-

The virtual edition of JOMBA! – Durban’s dance festival –online digital festival – is on the go. The festival started on August 25 and is on until September 6. Yeah, you still have time – hop aboard and watch – FREE– here is the link

Okay, we get it. There is so much happening online. It is difficult to work out what is on for a limited period and what will remain in digital space – for viewing at one’s convenience.

? Great news is that the fabulous JOMBA team have made a selection of winners of the in the 22nd JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Digital Fringe and the films – of the dance works staged digitally -are available for viewing as video-on-demand. Watch when you have a moment. ?

The winners were selected from a showcase of eight by dance makers from South Africa, the DRC,  Uganda and Madagascar.

Watch on the JOMBA website:

The three winners are: 

Robert Ssempijja (Uganda) – The Myth Of Self Isolation

Sabelo Cele (Durban) – (Rea)-Leaze Chains

Pavishen Paideya (Durban) –Aham – I Am

The winners will receive honorariums of R2000, R1500, and R1000 respectively. Bravo to JOMBA! – cash is much appreciated by creatives during the pandemic of Covid-19.

JOMBA! is presented by the Centre for Creative Art, UKZN – continues until September 6, 2020.  To access the live performances, see

❇ Image credit. Photo supplied of JOMBA! Fringe winners a: Robert Ssempijja (Uganda), Sabelo Cele (SA) and Pavishen Paideya  (SA)