Durban Choreographer Scoops Daimlerchrysler Award
From Business Day (Johannesburg)
DAIMLERCHRYSLER has emerged over the past four years as a leading and highly coveted corporate sponsor, with a roving award for a different artistic medium each year.
The initial award, made in 2000, was for contemporary art, and the winner was Kay Hassan. In 2001, jazz musician and composer Themba Mkhize won the award for jazz, and Jane Alexander took the 2002 sculpture prize.
The 2003 award is for choreography and the winner is Durban's Sbonakaliso Ndaba, for a work entitled When the Outside Comes In, described by the jury panel as "a ritual of horrible and apocalyptic images of nightmarish intensity a beautiful and disturbing vision".
Artistic criteria included a clear and compelling personal vision; use of stagecraft and composition, and excellence in the choreographer's body of work as well as the competition entry. click for more