This third annual JOMBA! MASIHAMBISANE DIALOGUES, hosted in the 25th anniversary year of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, and in partnership with the UKRI-funded AFRICAN DANCE DISABILITY NETWORK, set out to engage scholarship, pedagogy and practices into integrated dance as an embodied form with a particular African focus, without being exclusive.
We began by asking what is included in integrated dance? Perhaps we automatically think of disability when we encounter this term, but in this colloquium, we asked whether we could, should and even have broadened our approaches to integrated dance in more intersectional ways? And what would this mean practically and conceptually for disability dance itself as practice, pedagogy and research?
“If we want this (integrated dance) to have a bigger impact, first of all we need to work on ourselves, everyone, … to have a better way of seeing things because when we create that acceptance inside us, then things will start to make sense to us, and we will start to see beauty in everything” (Tebandeke, Joseph at Sibikwa BODY MOVES integrated dance festival documentary, October 2022)
by Prof. Yvette Hutchison
by Prof. Yvette Hutchison (isiZulu translation by Lisa Goldstone)
by Zhiling Guo
by Dr. Jessi Parrott
by Dr. Gerard M Samuel
by Sydney Erlikh M.S.E.d.
by Bernice Gordon
By Hannah Ma
Paper 1: Kristina Johnstone: “Mapping artistic research as part of a decolonial choreographic praxis: The creation of an online cartography”
Paper 2: Gerard M Samuel & Ebrahim Medell: Death and the Merrim
Paper 3: Robyn Denny & Mamela Nyamza (collaborating artists): “an arch(iv)ing praxis: Hatched 2015 || 2007-2018/2015-2022”
“The choreographed politics of intimacies”