Open Horizons

As we move into 2021, and into our 2nd digital iteration of JOMBA!, we are happy to announce that the platform that used to be known as the JOMBA! FRINGE is undergoing a makeover and will now be called “JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS”. It remains an open access platform for any and all contemporary dance makers to apply and show case their work at the festival. Application for consideration is done via this application form and selection is mediated by a panel of dance experts from across Africa. For 2021, this platform remains open for DIGITAL DANCE/SCREEN DANCE submissions only.

 

Fringe - Photo by Val Adamson

JOMBA! FRINGE – photo by Val Adamson

Professional, experimental and up-coming choreographers, dancers and dance companies are invited to apply for participation on either (or both) of the JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS platforms.

The platform is split into:

  1.  JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (LONG FORM)

and

  1. JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (SHORT FORM)

 

The JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (LONG FORM) platform welcomes digital dance works between 5 – 8 min in length.  Selected works will be streamed on the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience’s YouTube channel.

 

The JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (SHORT FORM) platform welcomes digital dance works between 1 – 3 min in length.  Selected works will be streamed on the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience’s YouTube Channel and various connected social media platforms. 

       The works selected for this platform will be offered in lo-res on our platforms, to engage wider accessibility, through the provision of lo-res files, that are short in length and can be shared across social media platforms including, but not limited to FaceBook, Instagram and Whatsapp – so please do consider this before sending in your application.

 

For 2021 the JOMBA! Festival Platforms will all be online

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON: Friday 9th July 2021 @ 4pm

 

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

 

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED THOROUGHLY AND COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ON THE FORM BELOW

– ONLY APPLICATIONS COMPLETED ON THIS FORM WILL BE CONSIDERED

 

Date & Time of the x2 JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS platforms still to be confirmed within the festival delivery: 24 August to 5 September 2021

 

The Application form can be downloaded here:

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.

 

We will be accepting 6-to-8 digital works onto this year’s JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (LONG FORM) platform, and these will be streamed as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience on a date to be confirmed.

 

We will accept 8-to-10 digital works onto this year’s JOMBA! OPEN HORIZONS (SHORT FORM) platform, and these will be streamed as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience on various dates to be confirmed.

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David April – photo supplied

DAVID APRIL – is a director, teacher, choreographer and lobbyist in the realm of South African dance and performance. With over two decades of experience in the Creative and Cultural industries he has filled a diversity of roles within the performing arts sphere; performer, project manager, fundraiser, dance adjudicator, motivational speaker and reviewer.

 

He holds an MA in Cultural Policy & Management from Wits University. Currently, April is employed at the University of Pretoria (School of the Arts) and is involved in Production Logistics alongside lecturing Arts Administration & Management as well as Movement Studies.

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Tiny Mungwe- photo by Myllo Menoarah

TINY MUNGWE – is a South African film/TV producer and festival programmer based in Cape Town. She works at STEPS as a producer and is currently producing Generation Africa a pan-African documentary project on the topic of migration. Previously she has worked as a project manager and programmer for the Centre for Creative Arts festivals (Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa and the Durban International Film Festival) as well as the South African Script Writers Institute. She also had an early career on radio with P4 KZN and East Coast Radio.

 

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Smangaliso Ngwenya – photo supplied

SMANGALISO NGWENYA – is a dancer, performer, writer, choreographer, videographer and editor. The essence of all his creations is rooted in dance and movement through which he offers a multimedium of choreographed texts. He acquired his first traces of dance and movement training from First Physical Theatre Dance Company while completing his Bachelor of Journalism at Rhodes University (2013-2016). At Rhodes University he performed at the National Arts Festival (2015 and 2016) and was a cameraman for Mark Freeman’s international film “dancedance/Revolution”. He is currently working towards completing his MA in Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Witwatersrand.

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