Jazzart celebrates June 16

2016-02-18 06:00
Dancers from around the Cape will come together on stage for the seventh Azishe Festival.

Dancers from around the Cape will come together on stage for the seventh Azishe Festival.

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Jazzart will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Youth Uprising when the present their seventh Azishe Festival this month.

Taking place at Artscape from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 February, this year’s festival is dedicated to the youth of South Africa so that their journey carries the rich legacy of the country’s past.

Jazzart’s commitment to social change through dance provides this collaborative platform for young aspiring dancers to express their creative passions.

This year, the Jazzart trainees and selected trainees from Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy, Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA) Youth Dance Co 34/18, Dance For InSPIRAtions Youth Company and UCT School of Dance take to the stage and perform together in the well-received piece called The Road, choreographed by Mziyanda Mancam, Jazzart’s Resident Teacher and directed by Jazzart’s Artistic Director, Sifiso Kweyama. Audiences can expect exquisite performances of dance styles that range from contemporary, hip hop to pantsula.

Tickets cost R60 or R40 for students and block bookings of ten or more.

Scholars enjoy a reduced rate of R30. Bookings can be made at Computicket.

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