Echoes of a Century
Dance & Physical Theatre / PJ'S

A captivating dance production that takes you on a journey through the evolution of South African music from 1950 to 2005. From the vibrant rhythms of kwela, the powerful anthems of freedom songs, the catchy vibes of bubblegum, and the uplifting beats of post-Apartheid optimism!


“Echoes of a Century” is more than a dance production; it’s a poignant reflection of our historical and cultural landscape. It recognises the power of music as a force for change, unity, and celebration in the face of adversity.


As we commemorate 30 years of freedom in South Africa, “Echoes of a Century” celebrates the tapestry of our country’s historical and cultural landscape and pays homage to South African artists and communities.


Join us as we tell the tale of our century-long story through music and dance, featuring the timeless songs of Hugh Masekela, Spokes Mashiyane, Miriam Makeba, Mango Groove, and Brenda Fassie!

Production Credits

Director & Choreographer: Nicole Joka

About the Artists


Nicole Joka, the owner and dance teacher of the Prestige School of Dance, started her dance journey at 5 years old. She has spent the last 20 years of her career training extensively in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-hop and Spanish Dance. She has completed major examinations in her dance styles and is a qualified dance teacher under the South African Body of Dance.


About the company:

Prestige School of Dance, located in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, is a dynamic multi-genre dance studio catering to dancers of all ages and abilities. Offering recreation, performance, and examination-based training, the studio provides a nurturing environment for dancers starting as young as 3 years old. With a diverse range of dance styles on offer and a commitment to excellence, Prestige School of Dance fosters a passion for dance while developing technical proficiency and artistic expression for its students.


  • Venue: PJ'S
  • Location: Hoerskool P.J. Olivier
  • Ticket price: ZAR 80.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages

There are no performances for this show.