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JONGA is created by South-African dancer/choreographer Elvis Sibeko together with the Dutch brothers Thomas & Erik Bos from the urban collective 155, in co-operation with other dancers Aviwe November and Rein Luuring.
Start DateSep 22 2017
Afrovibes Incubator programme presents contemporary productions from young dancers from The Netherlands and South Africa. The programme presents the international collaboration JONGA and new work by Artist in Residence Kirvan Fortuin, In Your Hands! Both productions will also be presented during Afrovibes Festival in The Netherlands in September and October.
JONGA is created by South-African dancer/choreographer Elvis Sibeko together with the Dutch brothers Thomas & Erik Bos from the urban collective 155, in co-operation with other dancers Aviwe November and Rein Luuring. Together they present a piece about different identities and different cultures.
Who am I and who is that other person? What habits do we use and how do we judge? In JONGA these observations are being shaped in a contemporary shake of various dance cultures and styles. The backbone is the always present heartbeat that is in every one of us.
JONGA (“looking” in Xhosa) is an encounter between dancers from South-Africa and the Netherlands, mixing African, contemporary and urban dance forms, and creating an interesting connection between dance and video.
JONGA was created in 2015 in collaboration with DOX from Utrecht (NL) and Jazzart Dance Theatre from Capetown. This exchange project brought together young talented dancers from both countries. The result of residencies in Utrecht and Capetown was shown in both countries during festival Afrovibes, called “JONGA”. This short presentation was so promising and received such enthusiasm that “JONGA” is extended in 2017 to a full performance, and again will be presented in both South-Africa and the Netherlands during festival Afrovibes.
Performers: : Elvis Sibeko, Erik Bos, Thomas Bos, Rein Luuring, Aviwe November