JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES

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JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES #4

22 - 24 May 2024

The fourth annual JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES, hosted by the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, sets out to engage scholarship, pedagogy, and practices into negotiating the intersections (easy and uneasy) of tradition, culture, memory, hybridity, and contested identities in contemporary dance making, performance, and scholarship. With the title ‘(re)turn to the drum’, we want to provoke discussion with/ by/ on contemporary dance and its makers about how ideas of culture and tradition are being – and could be -negotiated and reimagined.

In this 4th annual JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE series of dialogues we are interested in engaging the above myriad ideas and provocations and are especially interested in: Critical discussions in dance studies that engage/problematise definitions and debates of meaning within terms like tradition, culture, hybridity, and contested identities; Critical discussion/analysis of dancers and choreographers whose work; bridges/engages/confronts tradition, culture and the contemporary world; Critical dance engagement with feminist, decolonial and postcolonial challenges to idea of hybridity and cultural exchanges; How diasporic contemporary dance practices engage ideas of cultural appropriation, belonging and identity in performance making; and Critical discussion of, and by, dancers and choreographers using traditional spirituality and spiritual practices to negotiate/engage/confront contemporary ways of being.

 

The JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES

is offered free and on-line!

We are calling for the submission of short abstracts/proposals for consideration for inclusion in the 2024 JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES #4.

As part of this event’s ethos, we seek to open up the modes of contributions, and therefore we encourage the following formats:

  • The presentation of papers and new scholarship.
  • The presentation of digital scholarship and praxis led research.
  • Hybrid forms of presentation.
  • Proposal of a relevant panel.
  • Digital online workshops.
  • And any other unique formats that can be suggested for inclusion, including audio and video formats.
Abstract Details

Abstract Length: no more than x400 words

(or in the formats offered above)

Due Date for abstracts: Friday 5 April (by 4pm)

ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Thobile Maphanga: thobimaphanga@gmail.com

View Previous Proceedings Outcomes:

Issue 3 (2023) JOMBA! Masihambisane Dialogues Proceedings

Issue 2 (2022) JOMBA! Masihambisane Dialogues Proceedings

Issue 1 (2021) JOMBA! Masihambisane Dialogues Proceedings