19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience selection for Fringe and Youth Fringe

The 19th edition of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s’ Centre for Creative Arts’s annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience will take place from 23 August to 3 September 2017 in Durban, KZN. Applications for selection to both the JOMBA! 2017 Fringe and JOMBA! 2017 Youth are now open.

The JOMBA! FRINGE is an adult contemporary dance platform where between 8 and 9 short works of approximately 15mins each are selected and supported technically. The criteria for selection via the panel is for a cutting edge work of excellence and professionalism.

The JOMBA! Youth Fringe is an open youth dance platform and all styles and genres of dance, classical, Indian, Hip-Hop, traditional African, contemporary etc. The Youth Fringe is aims at celebrating youth dance culture and the vast amount of dance development and studio (and dance school) work being done in KZN. Participation is aimed at dancers under 20 years of age.

Both platforms do not come with financial support but those selected are given professional technical support via the lighting designers, sound technicians and stage managers as well as the JOMBA team.

For the first time, JOMBA! 2017 will offer a “JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe” award which comes with a cash reward of R 1 000 (one thousand rand). The award will be done via a panel of dance experts on the night of the JOMBA! Fringe after the end of the show.

Applications must be in by Monday 5 June 2017 by 4pm and should to be sent to

For more information contact Lliane Loots on