Jazzart Dance Theatre Presents of BHABHA at the Artscape Theatre, 17 - 19 July

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Lewellyn Afrika, Lee-Joel Bosman, Lusindiso Dibela and Yaseen Manuel
Lewellyn Afrika, Lee-Joel Bosman, Lusindiso
Dibela and Yaseen Manuel in BHABHA

After two years of training, trainees of the Jazzart Training Programme will have to show their talent in the production, BHABHA, from 17 to 19 July at Artscape Theatre.

BHABHA, (meaning, to fly in isiXhosa), a new Jazzart work, framed within the themes of democracy and freedom, is choreographed by Moeketsi Koena and directed by Jackï Job. This production captures the joy, excitement and boldness of this group of dancers and enables them to emerge and fly into independence. It reflects the beauty of their youth, spirits and limitless potential with ease.

The contemporary choreography of Moeketsi Koena, director of Inzalo Dance and Theatre Company (Johannesburg) and associate director for Madagascar International Dance Festival, I'Trotra, promises vigorous entertainment that is not to be missed.

The 2014 trainees are Nichellé Linnert, Tamsyn Spannenberg, Katlego Moncho, Lusanda Dayimani, Lee-Joel James Bosman, Yaseen Manuel, Lusindiso Dibela, Lewellyn Afrika, Nkosinathi Mngomezulu and Nkemiseng Khena.

Jazzart, the oldest contemporary dance company in the Cape (if not Africa) celebrates 41 years of existence. From its inception, Jazzart has welcomed dancers from across the racial spectrum and specializes in contemporary dance, improvisation, gumboot dance, singing, tap dance, voice and physical theatre amongst others. The Company is grateful for the continued support of the cultural institutions which will enable productions such as Bhabha to be staged.

BHABHA opens at Artscape Theatre on Thursday, 17 July at 20:15 for 4 performances only. Tickets at R100 per ticket are obtainable from Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021-421 7695. Book 10 tickets or more at R80 per ticket. Pensioners and students qualify for an R80 ticket.

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