Open Horizons and Youth Open Horizons at JOMBA! 2023 offers a public platform for new works by dance-makers

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Open Horizons and Youth Open Horizons at JOMBA! 2023 offers a public platform for new works by dance-makers

From the 2022 Youth Horizons: Africue Dancers: Durban – “I see Her, I see Me” (choreography - Cue Ngema) Photo by : Val Adamson
From the 2022 Youth Horizons: Africue Dancers: Durban – “I see Her, I see Me” (choreography - Cue Ngema) Photo by : Val Adamson

2023 marks the 25th edition of the Centre for Creative Arts’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience and the festival is opening its doors to both live and on-line events in a unique blended festival format. Practically exciting is the opening of submissions for the two public access platforms for 2023; the JOMBA! Open Horizons (formerly the JOMBA! FRINGE) and the JOMBA! Youth Open Horizons (formerly the JOMBA! YOUTH FRINGE)

The JOMBA! Open Horizons will continue on as a digital event in 2023 and provides an opportunity for dance makers to present their digital/dance film work for showcasing under the auspices of the JOMBA! festival. Focus is being placed on looking at the intersection of dance and film and the growing body of digital dance choreographers. Submitted works are adjudicated by a JOMBA! Jury and the top 6 to 8 are selected for screening at JOMBA! JOMBA! is opening submissions in both long and short form.

The winners will be screened, followed by the announcement of the top 3 in both the long and short form categories, which comes with cash prizes:1st: R3000, 2nd: R2000, 3rd: R1000.  Submissions are due by Friday 30 June (5pm) and online submission forms can be found https://forms.office.com/r/KhHYF2jKsg  

The JOMBA! Youth Open Horizon will be offered as a live event at JOMBA! and submission to participate is open to any dance group – with any style of dance – with dancers under the age of 16yrs. We are opening doors to pantsula, hop-hop, Bharatha Natyam, ballet, Contemporary, Ngoma etc. This is a day of celebrating youth dance in KZN and of opening arms to a dancing community. JOMBA! will supply a small lunch snack to all dancers participating. Application forms can be sent via the online portal: https://forms.office.com/r/C2biV3bQbU  

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 June (5pm) 

For queries email jombafestival@gmail.com 

JOMBA! runs from 29 August to 10 September 2023

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Sharlene Versfeld
Versfeld & Associates
Public Relations and Communications
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 326 3235
Email: sharlene@versfeld.co.za
Website: www.versfeld.co.za
 

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