Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:54


“It is what it is... It could be about how we see our own reflection”.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:24

Question Mark

“We are there for we exist.................

When you read this, what was the first thing that came to mind?

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 17:38


Is not a story but is pieces of picture a fragmented puzzle. Is not about gender, but two individuals within their society

One puzzle is about fitting in within the society, while other been victims (fashion and material)

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 17:20


Shift is a dance performance that will explore issues of sexuality, masculinity, stereotypes and negative perceptions endured by sports women in South Africa.

In doing so, the dance will commemorate the life of sports women more especially, the women who have managed to stand up against the patriarchal status quo that exists within our societies. Women who have managed to rise against the inequalities and discrimination that exist against women who are seen as different.

Published in Dance Umbrella 2011
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 14:01

I Think It's Hamlet...

This newest creation by the acclaimed Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative under the directorship of award winning choreographer PJ Sabbagha features a company of 10 dancers including the riveting Dada Masilo, Lulu Mlangeni, Ivan Teme, Songezo Mcillizeli and Nicholas Aphane.

The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative is funded by The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and The National Arts Council


Published in Dance Umbrella 2011

Other Highlights

  • Fringe Programme: Saturday, February 26 from 14:00 @ The Wits Theatre: A programme of new works from young up and coming professional choreographers that will give you a view into the future!!
  • Stepping Stones a wonderful celebration of the wide diversity of South African dance!! Sunday, February 27 from 10:00 at the Wits Theatre.
  • Site Specific work by Alan Parker called Retrospective: Altered Daily: you will feel his presence all over the Dance Umbrella!!
  • Dance Writers Workshop: In partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, a workshop for dance writers will be facilitated by Zingi Mkefa. Dance articles by the participants and other selected journalists will be written for The Citizen CitiVibe for the special Dance Umbrella 2011 editions!
  • Master Classes: a series of master classes facilitated by internationally renowned teacher/dancers, will take place during the Dance Umbrella: watch the press for more information!
  • DO WE NEED COCA COLA TO DANCE: A documentary about contemporary dance in Africa!! The Dance Factory: Sunday, February 27 @ 15:00. Created and produced by Qudus Onikeku from Nigeria.
  • Celebrating the life of Pina Bausch: A series of films about the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch will be shown in partnership with the Goethe- Institut South Africa. Watch press for details!