Jozi Youth Dance Company: Nouvelle Ére

For a real treat, be sure not to miss out on the JOZI Youth Dance company’s latest performance – Nouvelle Ére.

What is it?

JOZI Youth Dance Company is the first company of its kind. The mission of this company is to build dancers’ careers from a young age. With the help of the members, JYDC makes its second performance: “Nouvelle Ére” at the Roodepoort Theatre. After an incredibly successful debut season, and only brilliant reviews, the company promises to raise the level once again this year. Dancers from all over Gauteng auditioned to be a part of this exciting endeavour and the response once again has been astronomical. Audiences will be shocked at the mature performances and the deep, thought provoking, relatable subjects that are portrayed. Choreographers for 2016 include dance legend Adele Blank, Jayd Swart, Sabelo Maphumulo, Phume Sikhakhane, and Bailey Snyman.

When is it?

Friday, 01 to Sunday, 03 April 2016.

Where is it?

Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

How much is it?

Tickets cost R120 per person and are available at Webtickets.

For more information

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2016-04-01 00:00:00 2016-04-03 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Jozi Youth Dance Company: Nouvelle Ére Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

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2 thoughts on “Jozi Youth Dance Company: Nouvelle Ére

  1. Last year’s production was absolutely amazing. The choreographers are brilliant and the kids are so talented. Can’t wait to see it this year. A definate must see for anyone of any age.

  2. Performance review of the Johannesburg Youth Dance Company’s “Divertissement”

    27 April 2017, Roodepoort Theatre

    The standard of JYDC’s Divertissement was very poor and unprofessional. It made use of children (most were likely under 10 years of age) and teens (several under 16). During the performance it seemed clear that the dance pieces weren’t well versed and lacked polish. Several steps were ill executed, such as extensions remaining uncompleted and contractions were shallow. Generally, groups of dancers were not synchronised and individuals danced in isolation within the groups. The dancers did not connect with the audience, maintaining an air of arrogance. The choreographer used too many dancers for the stage size and the choreography did not contain any structure or substance. Very little dancing was seen since most steps consisted of running, walking, convulsions and standing around. Dancers with long hair didn’t tie it back into buns or braids giving an untidy appearance, because their hair got in the way of dancing as well as covering their faces. It was also noted that some dancers were chewing gum during the performance. Sound management should be improved, especially during the music sections containing deep bass and screeching.

    Similar reviews were left on the JYDC’s Facebook page which had been received with malcontent and has resulted in veiled personal insults and unverifiable accusations towards the patrons as well as removal of several critique comments. The unprofessional nature, in which the production had been advertised, performed and the JYDC’s response towards critique is disheartening towards dance lovers and supporters.

    Overall the performance was experienced as though it had been executed by novices.


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