Three strikingly insightful and beautifully crafted dance works are to be presented by Rerouting Arts in partnership with the 24th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance at the Old Mushroom Farm on Saturday, 17 September at 6pm
These specially commissioned works are from the festival’s JOMBA! EDGE platform created by Sandile Mkhize (Durban), Tegan Peacock (Hilton) and Pavishen Paideya (Durban). The three choreographers and dancers were given grants to make work that spoke to the festival’s theme of the “(im)possibility of home”.
The works premiered to much critical acclaim at JOMBA! which is presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, last week.
Performance artist, creator and founder of Rerouting Arts, a collaborative arts organisation, Tegan Peacock who was instrumental in bringing the programme to the midlands says, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience on this programme. After a long two years for the arts world, we are excited to begin to reclaim our space and reimagine our connections to art, through artists, audiences, people and communities.”
“These dance-makers showed incredible strength and resilience during the COVID shutdown by continuing to make new works,” says JOMBA!’s Artistic Director Lliane Loots. “Their work speaks for itself but what does present itself is deep introspection into being and belonging – something we all had to grapple with during the pandemic.”
Co-founder and Artistic Director of Phakama Dance Theatre Sandile Mkhize presents TAKE ME BACK HOME, a duet that begins to rethink notions of black masculinity and brotherhood.
Accomplished dancer and choreographer and artistic director of Rudra Dance Theatre, an Indian dance company, Pavishen Paideya presents SAMSARA – an honest and culturally magnificent dance journey into Diaspora Indian South African identity and ideas of home and belonging.
Tegan Peacock presents HEAD_SPACE, a collaborative work, that attempts to trace the internal conversations of the body and mind in turmoil.
Dinner will be available for purchase at The Spot Bistro at The Old Mushroom Farm or come and enjoy a drink on the lawn before the show, BYOB and glasses.
Tickets for performance are R80 and can be booked through https://bit.ly/BookJombaReroutingHowick.
For more information go to the website www.reroutingarts.co.za