JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience - Fringe Programme

Media Release

JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience  

August 24 – September 3, 2016

The annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience will take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban from 24 August to 3 September this year.  Choreographers and dancers (individuals and dance companies) are invited to apply for the JOMBA! Fringe and Youth Fringe programmes before Monday, 13 June at 16:00.

The JOMBA! Fringe programme is open to professional, experimental and up-coming performers and choreographers who are above the age of sixteen. This programme is for persons working specifically in the idioms of contemporary and fusion dance, which is in line with the mission statement of JOMBA! which is to support and promote the development of contemporary dance in KwaZulu-Natal. There is space for a maximum of eight works on this year’s Fringe. Each participant will have an opportunity to showcase and perform their work on Tuesday, 30 August at the festival.

The Youth Fringe is open to dancers under the age of sixteen years old and entry is free of charge.  It is a support initiative for the various ‘Dance Development’ projects operating in KZN and provides a space to celebrate young up-and-coming dancers. Different dance styles are welcomed in this platform. The youngsters will have an opportunity to showcase their talent onSunday, 28 August at the Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus).

For application forms as well as terms and conditions contact Clare Craighead on 082 875 6065during office hours. All complete application forms for both programmes must be submitted via email to ATT: Clare Craighead at with the subject line “2016 JOMBA FRINGE APPLICATION”.



Sharlene Versfeld

Versfeld & Associates

May 9, 2016


Captions to pics by Val Adamson:


1. Fringe : Musa Hlatshwayo’s Mhayisa Prodcutions at the JOMBA! FRINGE.

1. Youth fringe : FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY’S KwaMashu based SIYAKHULA DANCE PROGRAMME at the JOMBA! Youth Fringe