Wednesday, 14 December 2011 13:47


This is the story of Emmanuel Bugen born in Matjieskloof, at a Roman Catholic mission station, a few kilometers from Springbok in the Northern Cape.
Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 16:07


The core of this piece is memory; rephrasing the notion of existence and the notion of simply existing in order to exist. Exit/Exist takes a moment to pause; to look back; to rewind the tape to the days when the tapestry of South Africa was about the collision of biographies.
Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:54

Uncles and Angels

An interactive dance/video collaboration between Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren.

The Reed Dance is a colourful, cultural celebration that promotes respect for young women and preserves the custom of keeping girls as virgins until marriage.

Uncles, kings, big men, presidents, powerful men, VIP men, old women, strict aunties, young girls, purity, respect, heritage, tradition…

Published in Dance Umbrella 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012 15:07

An exciting range of commissioned new works

Dance Umbrella 2012 is scheduled to run from February 17 to March 4, 2012 at various Johannesburg venues that include the Market Theatre, The Dance Factory, Wits Theatre, Goodman Space at Arts on Main and the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange in inner-city Johannesburg.

Published in Festival Info 2012
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 17:51

Dance Umbrella 2012 Entries Now Open

Dance Umbrella 2012 - the 24th platform for new Contemporary Dance and Choreography is scheduled to run from February 17 to March 4, 2012.

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Other Highlights

Stepping Stones:A wonderful celebration of the wide diversity of South African dance. Saturday and Sunday, February 18 & 19 @ 10:00:The Wits Theatre.

The Young Choreographers Workshop Programme: Facilitated by Alfred Hinkel, this ten day workshop will assist young choreographers in finding new tools to creating dance works.

Dance Writers Workshop: Funded by the Goethe Institute: Johannesburg a workshop for dance writers will be facilitated by Mary Corrigall. The participants will go through a process of learning more about reviewing and writing about dance and dance articles by the participants and other selected journalists will be written for a special edition of Dance Umbrella 2012.

Face to Face Discussions: Selected choreographers will discuss their work with Adrienne Sichel and audience members are welcome to attend and take part in the conversation. These face to face meetings will take place at selected times after performances or during the day. Watch press for details.