Open Horizons

2022 marks the 24th edition of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts’ JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience and the festival will host both live and on-line events in a unique blended festival format. The Festival has now opened submissions for the two public access platforms for 2022: the JOMBA! Open Horizons (formerly the JOMBA! FRINGE) and the JOMBA! Youth Open Horizons (formerly the JOMBA! YOUTH FRINGE)

JOMBA! Open Horizons

Ying Yang by Femi Adebajo and Ridwan Rasheed and Fenya by Kagiso Masinda and Carrick Keating (winners of the 2021 Open Horizon’s Long and Short Form categories)

The JOMBA! Open Horizons will continue as a digital event in 2022 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 choreography. Submitted works are adjudicated by a Jury and the top films are selected for screening. JOMBA! is opening submissions in both long and short form. Submissions are invited from African dance-makers whether on the continent or living in the Diaspora.

The top eight long form films will be screened, followed by the announcement of the top 3 in both the long and short form categories, which comes with cash prizes

Long form: 1st: R3500, 2nd: R2500, 3rd: R1500

Short form: 1st: R2000, 2nd R1500, 3rd:  R1000.

All short form films will be available to view with low data usage, on YouTube and Facebook

Submissions are due by Friday 8 July (5pm) and online submission forms can be found by scanning the QR Code or clicking the link below: 

 

https://forms.office.com/r/KhHYF2jKsg 

 

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

 

 

JOMBA! Youth Open Horizons

FLATFOOT’s Project Dudlu Ntombi (Umlazi) 2019
Choreography: Jabu Siphika and Zinhle Nzama / Pic: Val Adamson

The JOMBA! Youth Open Horizon will be offered as a live event at JOMBA! and submissions to participate are open to any youth dance group – in any style of dance – with dancers under the age of 16yrs. The Festival is open to: Pantsula, Hip-Hop, Bharatha Natyam, Ballet, Contemporary, Ngoma etc…  This is a day of celebrating youth dance in KwaZulu-Natal and of opening arms to a dancing community. JOMBA! will supply a small lunch snack to all dancers participating.

Submissions are due by Friday 8 July (5pm) and online submission forms can be found by scanning the QR Code or clicking the link below: 

 

https://forms.office.com/r/C2biV3bQbU

 

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

 

 

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED THOROUGHLY AND COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ON THE ABOVE LINKS

– ONLY APPLICATIONS COMPLETED ON THIS FORM WILL BE CONSIDERED

Date & Times of the JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS and JOMBA! YOUTH OPEN HORIZONS platforms still to be confirmed within the festival delivery: 30 August to 11 September 2022

For enquiries or should you not be able to complete this form please e-mail jombafestival@gmail.com 

 

Please note that this application form does not confirm inclusion of your digital offering, it will be placed (alongside all other applications) before the JOMBA! selection committee. If you are successful in your application you will be notified via e-mail please ensure all details are correctly filled in when you submit your digital APPLICATION form that goes alongside your digital (video) submission (ensure too that the e-mail address you supply is valid, and one which you regularly check). Please note that the committee’s decisions are final: no late applications will be accepted, and no discussion will be entered into regarding these matters.

Prizes are awarded as follows:

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

Long Form:

R3 500

Short Form:

R2 000

Long Form:

R2 500

Short Form:

R1 500

Long Form:

R1 500

Short Form:

R1 000