Dance Umbrella Festival Johannesburg

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Country and Region South AfricaGauteng
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

FNB Dance Umbrella
Dance Forum
P. O. Box 91331
Auckland Park 2006
Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: (27) 11-482-4140

Festival Description

The Dance Umbrella Festival features dance performances and discussions with selected artists. The events serve as a central meeting place for artists to network and to provide exclusive showings for Friends of Dance Umbrella. The Dance Umbrella Festival is a platform of celebrating the wonderful fusion of dance creativity in South Africa. The festival will premiere new commissioned and international works on the main programme, New Moves for young choreographers and Stepping Stones for youth and community groups.

Festival Dates February 14 - 26, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Dance Umbrella Festival is both a national and international celebration of contemporary choreography and dance, which annually captures the attention of dancers, choreographers and audiences across South Africa. Community-based dance troupes and international companies have been presented by the festival. This unique platform offers a selection of innovative new dance works, reflecting the many cultures and traditions of a multi-cultured country. Over the years, the FNB Dance Umbrella has grown in stature to become the foremost festival of contemporary choreography, growing in maturity on the one hand, as well as showing increasingly innovative works that explore the creativity of our dancers and choreographers on the other.


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Practical Info:

  • The Wits Theatre Complex
  • Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
  • The Market Theatre and Dance Factory in Newtown
  • Johannesburg University UJ Arts Centre in Auckland Park
  • The Windybrow Centre for the Arts in Hillbrow
  • The Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park


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