Breakdancers shift between light and video while a kathak storyteller spins into madness. JOMBA City features performances from (amongst others), BBoyz 031 Floor Assassins, Steel Band Foundation, 2012 Playhouse dance residency dancers, Sifiso Majola working with 'Flatfoot Training Youth Company' and a very special collaboration betweenthe musical madness (and genius) ofReunion Island group Lindigo and the energyof South African dancers, Via Katlehong which come come together in the delightful"UMQOMBOTI KABAR.JOMBA! City is a hip and happening, family friendly night of dance and music magic making creative use of our beautiful beachfront environment!
The festival also comes with the popularFRINGE (Monday 3 September 7.30pm, Sneddon Theatre) and YOUTH FRINGE (Saturday 8 September at 2pm, Dorothy Nyembe Hall in Cato Manor/Umkhumbane). Both of these platforms open spaces to new dance makers, and always prove to be enlightening indicators of new emerging dance and choreographic talent. This yearJOMBA!Fringe welcomes participation from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
Dance practitioners should not miss the series of free dance workshops with the leading choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, PJ Sabbagha, Philippe Pelan (of Theatre Taliipot) and Durban's Musa Hlatshwayo. Participation is limited so advance booking is essential; call 031 - 260 2506.
Apart from JOMBA! City on the beachfront, and the Youth Fringe in Cato Manor, all performances take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Book at Computicket or at the theatre one hour before the show. Tickets are R50 (R35 for students and pensioners). Pick up a JOMBA! brochure at promotional outlets or visit for programme details