Dance that Grows Festival (Ukukhula Komdanso Festival)

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Country and Region South AfricaKwaZulu-Natal
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Festival Contact Information

Phone:+27 (0) 31 260 2506
Fax: +27 (0) 31 260 3074

Festival Description

This year’s JOMBA! festival takes an exciting turn! In a focused one week festival the Centre for Creative Arts are proud to present a series of local, national and international dance theatre performances, dance workshops and conferences that explore the growing of young dancers and dance audiences. Aptly named, UKUKHULA KOMDANSO, or “Dance that Grows”, the festival is about offering a professional dance platform that nurtures and celebrates youth dance and youth culture.

To this end five of Durban’s celebrated and up-and coming choreographers, Lliane Loots, Varsha Sharma, Musa Hlatshwayo, Vusi Makanya and Sifiso Khumalo, have been commissioned by the CCA to premiere new work for the opening night of the festival that uses dancers all under 20 years old. Focusing on creating a professional platform for these young dancers, and asking them to ‘step up’ to the choreographic expectations of a professional environment, these new dance works should prove electrifying.

Festival Dates June 2010
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Practical Info:

  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Time 7:30pm
  • Price
    R35, Adults
    R25, Students
  • Workshops are free and open with prior booking +27 (031) 260 2506
  • Conference R30, or free with bursary (Application forms for bursaries are available from the CCA offices but need to be completed and handed in by 9:00am, June 23, 2008)


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