Call for private sector to sponsor the arts
In addition to 33 partners, the Dance Umbrella has the National Lottery Board (NLB) as its main sponsor.
Sershan Naidoo, spokesperson of the NLB, said at the launch of the 2015 Dance Umbrella programme that the NLB is proud to be the main sponsor. The organisation does not only promote dancing through its residential programme for choreographers, Dance Xchange, and rural development programmes, but it also creates opportunities in communities that would otherwise not have access to these programmes.
Naidoo has, nevertheless, encouraged organisations in the private sector to become involved in sponsorships for the arts.
He said that the NLB had received requests for support to the tune of R40bn, while the board had a budget of R2bn for arts, culture, heritage, welfare, child development, basic adult education and training, and sport and recreation. performance, she expresses her l ife as a black South African and dancer. This is the première of this piece, which emanates from her stay as an artist in Senegal and Germany.
Wena Mamela will appear in the Dance Factory, Newtown, Johannesburg, on 5 and 6 March.
In her Portrait of Myself as My Father, Chipaumire explores the aspects of masculinity on the one side and her Zimbabwean identity on the other.
She currently resides and works in New York where she’s a member of the famous dance company, Urban Bush Women.
Her Portrait of Myself as My Father will be performed in the Museum of African Design in Maboneng, Johannesburg, on 7 and 8 March.
Macras’s contribution, On Fire: The Invention of Tradition, a collaboration between German and South African dancers and the American photographer, Ayanda V Jackson, who has strong Johannesburg ties, delves into colonial and patriarchal remnants that are still to be found in many communities.
This production will be produced i n t he Dance Factor y, Newtown, Johannesburg, on 26 and 27 February.
Tickets cost between R60 and R100. The full programme is available at www. danceforumsouthafrica.co.za.