Gallery: Dans


With: Shaun Oelf, Grant van Ster, Dean John Smith

The residents lost everything; some lost their lives … Karatara is based on the true story of the disaster in the Knysna district in 2018. In the middle of the night, a fire consumed the town. This dance drama tells the story of a community’s loss of family, land and place and examines the complex dynamics between, and history of, the communities and how the media and politicians used the tragedy as an opportunity. Karatara won the KKNK 2022 Kanna for Best Debut Production and has been nominated for several awards.


With: Darkroom Contemporary Dance Theatre-geselskap

ULTRA exposes the physicality of extremes. The performance transcends its own range of limits, seeking to balance the tension between extreme and moderate. The work echoes our current climate of extremist, reactionary colliding, and tests to what degree the moderate and the revolutionary can co-exist.


Jazzart Dance Theatre, the oldest contemporary dance training and performance company in South Africa, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, Jazzart will present works that showcase the company’s rich history and explore themes such as reflection, release and rebirth.