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For 18 years, Dur­ban’s been the home of Jomba!, one of Africa’s best con­tem­po­rary dance fes­ti­vals, where top chore­og­ra­phers let their imag­i­na­tions run wild to chal­lenge per­cep­tions or weave thought-pro­vok­ing scenes on stage. This year it wel­comes guest dance com­pa­nies from Benin, Hol­land and Ger­many – pic­tured is ‘Out of Joint’, a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween SA’s bril­liant Gre­gory Maqoma and Helge Le­tonja from Bre­men ( judg­ing by this im­age alone, there will be some as­ton­ish­ing things to see). Also, this year’s Stan­dard Bank Young Artist for Dance, Than­dazile Radebe, will be bring­ing her win­ning work straight from the Na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val. Jomba! takes place mostly at the El­iz­a­beth Sned­don The­atre. 23 Au­gust – 3 Septem­ber.

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