“All of us have been dancing; in our kitchen and in our bedrooms and this festival celebrates these everyday sites of possibility as we move our bodies”.
For the second year in a row, JOMBA! partners with the prestigious Let’s Dance International Frontiers Festival in Leicester in the UK. The LDIF festival taking place in April and May, is run by Serendipity - Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and is curated by artistic director Pawlett Brookes.
The 2022 LDIF is themed “in situ: responding space, place, people and time” and is a blended festival that offers both live and digital performance engagements. The theme sets up the festival to go back to both performance spaces and also the everyday space that we have been inhabiting over the past two years of covid lockdown. As Brookes says, “all of us have been dancing; in our kitchen and in our bedrooms and this festival celebrates these everyday sites of possibility as we move our bodies”.
LDIF2022 will be presenting the full 2021 JOMBA! Digital Edge bouquet of films created by six of Durban’s most compelling young dance makers. These include short dance films from Thobile Maphanga, Sabelo Cele, Cameron Govender, Cue Ngema, Snethemba Khuzwayo and Aphelele Nyawoso.
JOMBA! is delighted that these amazing short films that garnered such acclaim at the JOMBA! 2021 festival, will have a longer life on this incredible international dance platform.
LDIF2022 takes place from 29 April to 8 May. For more information, please check out https://www.serendipity-uk.com/programme/.