Durban’s Jomba! festival is now 100% online and free, and there has been a move from stage art to screen dance.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
A year later, it’s clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Sacred sites where rituals are performed by the community should be protected as living archives that house local heritage.
South Africa’s famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa’s liberation struggles.
During the coronavirus pandemic the Jerusalema dance challenge enacted a way for communities to connect - repetitive enough to be picked up and varied enough to tease.
COBA, the Collective of Black Artists has been working to introduce Canadian audiences to African and Caribbean dances for 25 years.