Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:47

Opera for Fools

The backdrop for Opera for Fools depicts the Shebeen lifestyle that was lived in the South African townships of Johannesburg, where it framed the centre stage for some of the dramatic events that took place between the 1970s and 1990s.
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:48


Homodryer Choreographed, Performed and Video Designed by: Kieron Jina. As a child I was told stories by my elders and I consequently developed a passion for telling my own stories through my performance art.
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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:37


A dance performance about a girl.

We get to follow Faith on the journey of her life, from obstacles to possibilities… a young girl who resembles any other girl in the world, with dreams of love, happiness and a safe future.
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Monday, 19 December 2011 10:20

Double Bill - The more - Just we

The More… by Sifiso E. Kweyama & Just we by Moeketsi Koena.

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Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:54

Dirty Laundry

Dirty laundry should be dealt with immediately otherwise it piles up, becomes overwhelming and ends up becoming everyone’s problem.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 14:16


Daddy, I've Seen This Piece Six Times Before And I Still Don't Know Why They're Hurting Each Other...
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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.
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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.
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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.