JOMBA! 2022 offers many spaces to hear the invited dancers and choreographers speak about their work and for you to engage them, so look out for the JOMBA! Talks Dance spaces hosted after some of the live performances at the Sneddon Theatre. These are all free!

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Forging Futures: Imagining Futures of Contemporary Dance Performance

Wellington Tavern (Sneddon Theatre)

Saturday 3 September from 11am – 12.30pm.

Entry is free and open to all but booking is essential


Building on our JOMBA! FORGING FUTURES dialogue space set up on-line in 2021, JOMBA! is excited to host a live conversation and open dialogue which will be prompted by JOMBA!’s Thobile Maphanga and guided by contributions from the JOMBA! EDGE Grantees alongside local contemporary performers and creators. The hope is to explore what the future of contemporary dance performance might be in Southern Africa and beyond.  We ask, and attempt to dream and speak into the world, what post-covid futures we might imagine for contemporary dance performance here and now as the world inches ever closer to the blurring of live and digitally mediated experiences. 

The following dialogue guests will join Thobile: 

  1. Kirsty Ndawo – Independent Durban-based dance and theatre performer
  2. Kristi-Leigh Gresse – Durban-based performing dance artist and choreographer, and 2022 NAF Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance
  3. Nomcebisi Moyikwa – Mother, Artist, umzukulwana kaNowendile
  4. Tegan Peacock – Pietermaritzburg-based artist and creator and the founder and director of Rerouting Arts, and 2022 JOMBA! EDGE Grantee
  5. Sandile Mkhize – Durban-based dance artist and 2022 JOMBA! EDGE Grantee
  6. Pavishen Paideya – Durban-based dance artist and 2022 JOMBA! EDGE Grantee