Dance Umbrella

 
‘Ketima’ dancers run on passion
‘Ketima’ dancers run on passion
During the rehearsal of Ketima, a dancer asked choreographer Gregory Maqoma what she should do with her arms while she was tapping her...
Dance Umbrella 2015: What not to miss
Dance Umbrella 2015: What not to miss
Dance Umbrella is an 18-day showcase allowing patrons of the arts to experience and enjoy dance on all levels. After being rescued from the...
Clash of cultures sets stage on fire
Clash of cultures sets stage on fire
Choreographer Constanza Macras delights in children’s responses to her material. “It’s obscure and removed from their experiences. It’s...
Dance Umbrella: Festival streets ahead with new dances
Dance Umbrella: Festival streets ahead with new dances
What does it take to compile, curate and nurture a contemporary dance festival in Johannesburg for 27 years? Probably more luck and courage than...
Choreographer turns ballet on its head
Choreographer turns ballet on its head
Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza says she was always aware of being “other” through her classical ballet roots. “My body never allowed...
[Video]Solo artists get lonely together
[Video]Solo artists get lonely together
Local choreographer and solo performer Gregory Maqoma has teamed up with long-time friend Roberto Olivan from Spain to present 'Lonely Together'.
[Video]Les Nuits captivates
[Video]Les Nuits captivates
Renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj brought his enchanting production of The Nights, a seductive and emotive work, to Johannesburg.
Dance Umbrella lives to tango another day
Dance Umbrella lives to tango another day
Dance Umbrella is celebrating 26 years as South Africa's largest and longest-running platform for contemporary dance, choreographic performance and development in the country. But this year's...
Les Nuits: Sensual ballet conjures Arabia
Les Nuits: Sensual ballet conjures Arabia
With all the carnage going on in the Middle East, thanks to the radical-militant Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant's grisly efforts to establish, mediaeval style, an Islamic caliphate throughout...
Dancing on dangerous ground
Dancing on dangerous ground
Athena Mazarakis is an award-winning choreographer and performer who works in the areas of physical theatre and contemporary dance. In addition to...

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