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Maqoma began his dance training at Moving Into Dance and went on to PARTS where he studied under Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Among others in Europe, he collaborated with such respected Western dance artists as Akram Khan. He has gone on to establish himself as one of South Africa's leading artists. Vuyani Dance Theatre website.

Archive listings for Vuyani Dance Theatre

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero - T1791468153

Carried by the singing of an African Isicathamiya choir, Cion stands for hope against the darkness, transfixing us with choreography of rhythmic dexterity and ecstatic intensity. Gregory Maqoma embodies professional mourner Toloki ? a character inspired by the protagonist of Zakes Mda's novels Ways of Dying and Cion. As he confronts a universe in which greed, power and religion lead so often to the trivialization of death and loss, his lament unfolds to Ravel's Bolero, interpreted here through the stirring device of percussion and voice. Making his third Dance Umbrella appearance since 2015, Maqoma, one of South Africa's most celebrated artists is joined by eight gifted performers from Vuyani Dance Theatre and four vocalists.Choreographer Gregory Maqoma. DramaturgShanell Winlock. Musical Director Nhlanhla Mahlangu. Costume BlackCoffee. Design Oiver Hauser. Lighting Mannie Manim. Sound Ntuthuko Mbuyazi. Performer Ernest Balene. Performer Nathan Botha. Performer Katleho Lekhula. Performer Lungile Mahlangu. Performer Thabang Mojapelo. Performer Smangaliso Ngwenya. Performer Otto Andile Nhlapo. Performer Itumeleng Tsoeu. Performer Roseline Wilkens. Performer Simphiwe Bonongo (musician). Performer Zandile Hlatshwayo (musician). Performer Siphiwe Nkabinde (musician). Performer Sbusiso Shozi (musician).
17 Oct 19 to 19 Oct 19Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L1765240664

Exit/Exist - T537871001

Exit/Exist tells the story of South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma's 18th-century ancestor Chief Maqoma. Born in 1798, the Chief was a respected warrior who lost his land in conflict with the British, was subsequently imprisoned, and died on Robben Island. In a transformational performance Maqoma draws the audience into the narrative, inviting us to reflect on how these past events inform our personal and collective identities. The soaring vocals of four South African singers accompany fusion guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, who together perform a score by internationally renowned composer Simphiwe Dana, winner of two Metro FM Music Awards. The music weaves throughout Maqoma's vibrant kinetic world, illuminating his exploration of race and power, cultural tradition and personal legacy.Choreographer Gregory Maqoma. Music Simphiwe Dana. Music Giuliano Modarelli (guitar). Music Complete Quartet (vocal arrangements and additional composition). Performer Siphiwe Nkabinde. Performer Tobela Mpela. Performer Lucas Madzinge. Performer Stizwe Nhlapo.
29 Oct 15 to 30 Oct 15The Shaw Theatre, Inner London :: V01704341023
listing details L382518264

Beautiful Me - T832547826

Beautiful Me is a trilogy of works created by and with artists who inspire Maqoma, including [Akram Khan], [Vincent Mantsoe], and [Faustin Linyekula].Choreographer Gregory Maqoma.
15 Jun 07 to 16 Jun 07The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
listing details L0129066155

Part 1 Beautiful/Part 2 Beautiful Me - Part Of - T01646813216

South African Choreographer Gregory Maqoma from the Vuyani Dance Theatre presents an evening featuring two works, a solo and duet performed with Shanell Winlock from the Akram Khan Company. Part 1 Beautiful: A duet - danced by Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock. Choreography by Gregory Maqoma. Part 2 Beautiful Me - Part Of : Solo danced by Gregory Maqoma. Choreography by Gregory Maqoma.Choreographer Gregory Maqoma. Performer Shanell Winlock.
4 Mar 06The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
listing details L0649031237

Ketima - T967540993

Ketima, an hour-long quartet performed by Maqoma, Tebogo Thlale, Melusi Mkhanjane and Smolly Mashite, chronicles the phases of human devlopment - returning to the origins of man, childhood and innocence.Choreographer Gregory Maqoma. Music Bach (Air). Performer Given Mphago.
25 May 04 to 26 May 04Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L01857716389

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