After a successful run at the NAF in Grahamstown and township tour, Abangabonwa was invited to performance at the Cape Twon Fringe Festival 2017.  And we won a FRESH Creative Award for choreography - yay!!

Our outreach programme has grown to over 150 children and youth who are taught classes during the week at the Black Box Theatre in Delft and on Saturdays at UCT (Hiddingh Campus).  We are extremely grateful to UCT for stepping up and providing us with a home for our Saturday outreach classes.

2018 has been busy so far!  There have been 2 full length productions created this year.  The first was a collaboration with The Playhouse company called Ukuzinza.  Four of our dancers and our Artistic Director produced an amazing show which performed to full houses and gained standing ovations.

Standing ovations were also the order of the day for our production called Amaqhawe, which was performed at the NAF 2018 main festival programme in Grahamstown.  Congratulations go out to our wonderful dancers and to Mzo Gasa (Artistic Director), for producing unique African productions of outstanding quality.  Our strength is in our ability to tell stories in our own unique African contemporary dance language and we are shining this year!



We had a very positive reaction to our Abangabonwa tour to the Grahamstown Festival and were awarded a Standing Ovation Merit Award for the work - well done everyone for your hard work and passion.

We then took the show on a tour of local townships - Delft, Khayelitsha and Nyanga, where it was very well received!

Michalene and Iris from the USA came to watch one of our Saturday dance classes and rehearsal. Michalene was inspired to write this poem for us - thanks Michalene!! We love it!!

It has  been an extremely busy year for Sibonelo Dance Project.  In the 2015-2016 financial year, we performed in over 17 festivals, performances and so on.  These included Baxter Dance Festival, Artscape Easter spiritual festival, Infecting the City Sessions, Kasi-2-Kasi in Delft, our own season of Ubunye in the communities of Langa and Khayelitsha, our own festival Uhambo 2, the International Salsa Festival.....and the list goes on.  WOW!!

A huge thank you to our committed dancers and fans for coming to support us.

We have also extended our outreach programme to over 150 children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.  On Saturdays, we are hosted at Artscape in the Sibonelo Dance Project & Artscape Creative Residency Workshops, and we teach every day of the week in townships around Cape Town (Delft, Khayelitsha and Langa).

We have recently been awarded funding by the DAC and NAC for our organisation to continue our work and we are extremely grateful to these sponsors for giving us the means to continue doing what we do best!

Well, we are extremely excited to announce that Sibonelo Dance Project will be heading off to the Grahamstown Festival to perform our full length production of Abangabonwa (The Unseen) on the fringe.  The dancers are busy at work creating the piece and will head off to Grahamstown on 2 July.

The performances will take place between 4 and 10 July at the Centenary Hall in Grahamstown.  If you are at the festival, please come and support us!!