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Monday, July 7, 2014
7:30 PM


Logan Center


$10; reservations recommended. Email


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What is possible in a cultural exchange between American and South Africans? What can we learn from one another about social change and the commonalities and differences with regards to Slavery in America and Apartheid? What can we leverage for our freedom and survival? What challenges can we address and impact together?

The JOMBA! Initiative is a 3-year cultural exchange between Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Durban's Flatfoot Dance Company. On the heels of the July 4th weekend, Americans celebration of 238 years of independence , this symposium will engage these key questions and provide an opportunity for artistic directors Kevin Iega, Lliane Loots, Gary Abbott, and the performing artists to reflect on how visiting each others countries and collaborating has altered their own perspectives about the global community.