Joburg Festival of Lights promises another memorable showcase with performances from Shef and the Kitchen and Tribhangi Dance Theatre

Author: JT Comms
Date: 13 Dec 2021

14- 19 December 2021

Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg entities:  Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to present the fourth programme on the annual Festival of Lights.

As the Festival of Lights marks its third year on the Jozi festival calendar by offering a treat for all ages, Tribhanghi Dance Company will transport audiences into a world of rich culture fusion through dance from the 14th to the 19th of December. Tribhangi means ‘three bends in a body’ which is demonstrated through their unique presentation, challenging experimentation, enthusiasm and energy – hallmarks of every Tribhangi performance. The dance company’s work seeks to reflect a profound sensitivity, respect, understanding and knowledge of the cultures through dance. They boast a repertoire that includes African, Indian, Contemporary and Afro-fusion.

Adhering to all social distancing & COVID legislation, patrons can enjoy the exciting programme of beautiful lights, diverse live music, dance, food and much more under the stars at the Joburg Zoo. Patrons are encouraged to bring out their picnic blankets and enjoy food & beverages for all ages from the food stalls.

Sharing the stage with Tribhangi is the incredible performance from Shef and the Kitchen Music, a live performing international band born from the dusty streets of Orange Farm in the south of Johannesburg, South Africa. With their original lyrics in Isizulu, Xitsonga and English, the Afro jazz-funk band is a force to be reckoned with. The band was recently invited to perform at the 2019 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras World Festival in Chennai, India. Locally Shef and the Kitchen has performed in more than 100 shows around South Africa and is known for its electrifying performance. Their chef attire makes this Afro-jazz funk band stand out with music to offer a rich body of work featuring songs with original lyrics that combine isiZulu, Xitsonga and English.

Performances will take place from 19h00 to 22h00 and patrons are encouraged to arrive from 18h00 and allow ample time for Covid screening that will be done at the entrance.

Patrons are encouraged to bring along their camping chairs and picnic blankets to sit on as they listen and enjoy entertainment under Joburg’s starry night sky. The festival will adhere to the level 1 lockdown Covid protocols and patrons are urged to observe them.

Tickets are available at www.joburgtheatre.com priced at R75 for kids 3 – 12 years, R90 for pensioners and R150 for kids 12+ and adults, Kids under 3 enter free. Joburg Theatre is also excited to share that patrons could qualify for a 10% discount for a group of 10 and above.

As a disclaimer, the festival organizers would like to inform the public that entertainment will be weather dependent and they request that, while all efforts will be made to communicate with ticket buyers, patrons especially the walk-ins who plan to buy tickets at the gate, need to follow updates on Joburg Theatre social media pages should there be any last-minute event cancellations due to bad weather conditions. Festival-goers are also asked to allow for extra time for Covid screening procedures when they attend the festival.

Keep up to date with the festival on our social media platforms;

Facebook: @joburgtheatre

Instagram: @Joburgtheatre

Online: www.joburgtheatre.com

Media stakeholders interested in covering the Festival can contact media@jtcomms.co.za to RSVP for their teams to attend between Tuesdays to Thursdays.


Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf of Joburg Theatre.

For media enquiries, interview requests or access to high res photos please contact media@jtcomms.co.za or (011) 788 7632 and speak to Dee’s

The full programme for the Festival of Lights:

Programme 1–26- 28 November 2021 -Joburg Ballet's Nutcracker AND Bikos Manna

Programme 2– 30 November – 5 December 2021 –Joburg Ballet's Nutcracker AND Soulphiatown

Programme 3 – 7 -12 December 2021 – Art of Dance AND Xoli B

Programme 4–14- 19 December 2021 - Shef and the Kitchen AND Tribhangi Dance Theatre

Programme 5–21 – 26 December 2021 - Christmas carols

Programme 6 – 28 December 2021 -2 January 2021 – Bongi Mthombeni AND Brenda Mtambo

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