Leap of Faith

Dancers perform in the show Faith on Tuesday night at the Market theatre. This show formed part of the contemporary dance festival, Dance Umbrella which runs from February 17 to March 4. Faith was choreographed by Melody Putu, a Sowetan-born dancer who is now based in Sweden. The show follows the story of a young woman, performed by Akhona Maqhina, through her struggles in her family and her community. The production consists of dancers from South Africa, Denmark and Australia. Dance Umbrella began in 1989 with just eight choreographers. The festival now includes local and international dancers, choreographers and directors.