JOZI YOUTH DANCE present LIBERTE (info)


Jozi Youth Dance Company (JYDC), brings you a preview of their 5th annual production called Liberté

Jozi Youth Dance Company is a one of its kind, platform for young dancers, exposing them to professional choreographers and dancers. They gain invaluable experience, performing to sold out audiences, preparing them for the cut-throat dance industry.

This is JYDC’s 5th season and promises to be one of their best yet. This year we present to you Liberté (translated from French, meaning “Freedom”).

Our dancers will involve the audience, in creative journeys. This is a must see for all dance lovers. Contemporary dance at its best. A performance worth watching and a fundraiser for our 2019 season.

Dress to impress and enjoy an evening of cocktails and entertainment.

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

Over the past 5 years, JYDC have welcomed young dancers from all over Gauteng in order to give them a platform to showcase their talent and inspire the next generation of professional dancers. Under the directorship of Jayd Swart, the company has grown, not only in number but also quality of dance.  “Young dancers need to be given the opportunity to show what they are capable of.  We train them in both technique and expression and motivate them to achieve new heights while preparing them for a future in dance” said Swart.

Liberté, the largest and most spectacular of shows produced by JYDC is guaranteed to set the stage on fire.  “This year, we have the most magnificent lineup of choreographers, each bringing their own distinct personality to the stage” said Swart.  Choreographers include, Adele Blank, world renowned choreographer and dance instructor, Veronique Rabe, professional dancer, choreographer and actress, Evan Van Soest, professional dancer and choreographer, Cayley Hodson, resident choreographer of JYDC and Jayd Swart herself who is a well-established international contemporary dance choreographer. And in true JYDC nature students, Luca Redfern and Navin Jacobs, have been afforded the opportunity to choreograph the student piece, also to be showcased in Liberté.

JYDC has opened up many doors for company members including a training tour to South-Korea in 2017.  This year, the production forms part of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival line-up.

For more information on the production, Liberté or auditions for the next season, please contact Jayd Swart on 076 213 8867 or e-mail jycontemp@gmail.com

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