Dance Umbrella - Terra Chã

Dance Umbrella - Terra Chã

2016 marks the 28th annual Dance Umbrella festival, a dynamic dance showcase. From the 25th of February until the 6th of March, this year’s showcase will include five collaborations from South African and international choreographers. Works from Cape Town and Durban based choreographers will also be included for that extra shot of local zing. The festival is both a forum and a celebration of dance while simultaneously offering innovators an opportunity to explore and develop all evolving dance forms.  Dance Umbrella, remains a free platform for new contemporary choreography and dance. In addition to hosting master classes there will always be the mammoth collaborations which will take place at the Market Theatre, Dance Factory, the Soweto Theatre along with the UJ Arts Centre Theatre.

Tonight Terra Chã, which was choreographed by Nelia Pinheiro from Portugal, will be on show. The show will be on the 1st and 2nd of March.

Terra Chã is a compilation of dance expressions of the land, the voice of the men, the strength that binds them, the weight, and the density of the air, the void, the silence, a sense of togetherness as well as of loneliness. Espanca’s sonnets speak to beauty and the soul of Alentejano and this work fuses the music composed by Olafur Arnald’s and Cante Alentejaro in a contemporary fusion of dance and music.

For more information visit Dance Forum South Africa

Tickets are available online from Computicket for R150.


Tue 1 Mar 2016
8:15 pm


UJ Arts Centre
Kingsway and University Rds, Auckland Park

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Terra Chã offers you a contemporary fusion of dance and music.


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