A local choreographer is confronting the loaded issue of gender-based violence and silence.
As dancers warm up for the next Dance Umbrella, arts editor Matthew Krouse asks choreographers what the body in space says about South Africa today.
In Uncles & Angels laughter is not merely a vehicle to lighten the load of the themes.
When we speak of violations against the body, what comes to mind if not rape, murder and brutality?
The buzz surrounding the return of Robyn Orlin's Daddy, I've seen this piece six times before... was unavoidable.
Exit/Exist is based on the life of the legendary Xhosa chief, Maqoma, who played a crucial role in the frontier wars in the Eastern Cape.
A piece at this year's Dance Umbrella interrogates the annual reed dance, in which young virgins are presented before King Goodwill Zwelithini.
Local choreographers tackle sensitive, heart-breaking issues that ordinary South Africans are dealing with every day.
Choreographers are surprising unsuspecting audiences by taking dance performance into new spaces.
Theatre dance is again showing its anarchic credentials by appropriating local icons.
As corporate donations for the arts dry up, many organisations need to exchange a begging bowl for a business plan, writes Pat Schwartz
This year's Dance Umbrella programme features an exciting lineup of new work, as well as some classics of South African contemporary dance.