Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

Blame it on the rain: Three dances impacted, though not inspired by a spring rain in Durban

By on September 10, 2018

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with permission. DURBAN, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA — A day of rain did not keep Ioannis Mandafounis and Emilia Giudicelli from dancing in the driveway outside the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for the […]

‘Udodana’ lays bare personal and political identities of Musa Hlatshwayo

By on September 7, 2018

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with permission. DURBAN, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA — In the opening tableau of Musa Hlatshwayo’s “Udodana,” Hlatshwayo revolves around himself at mid-stage. A hooded figure, made moody by top light with gobos, […]

‘You Don’t Own Me’ more than just a soundtrack at JOMBA! On the Edge

By on September 6, 2018

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with permission. DURBAN, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA — Eleven days ago, I dipped my toes into the Indian Ocean for the first time. Standing on the edge of a continent that’s not […]

Legends and Legacy: Anita Ratnam’s take on a Hindu goddess locates women here and now

By on September 3, 2018

*Note this review originally appeared on the JOMBA! Khuluma Blog, as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Dance Writing Residency and is re-published with permission. DURBAN, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA — I had just heard the news that Paul Taylor died as I left for the Sneddon Theatre to view Anita Ratnam’s “A Million Sitas,” […]

Highs and lows of the human condition in MIDM JOMBA! opening

By on September 3, 2018

20th year of JOMBA! kicks off with a dance about human trafficking, and a journey to the moon and back