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A choreographer Confined to no boundaries

Lulu Mlangeni’s career took off after she won the TV show, So you think you can dance, in 2010 – her new dance piece Confined is at the Market Theatre.

Confined     In 2014, she was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Mgcina Best Emerging Voice Award. The Award which is the brainchild of the Market Theatre’s Artistic Director, James Ngcobo, was created to recognise creative talent that is breaking boundaries.
     Lulu Mlangeni’s new dance piece, Confined, is inspired by the life of political stalwart, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, affectionately known as Mam Winnie. In Confined, Lulu brings under the spotlight the lives of women who embrace challenges, break societal barriers and fight oppressive systems to survive. The work celebrates women who have endured discrimination, hardships in their lives and who inspire and provide optimism about the future.
     Lulu Mlangeni will take to the stage with multi-award-winning dancer Sunnyboy Motau. The dynamic duo will be accompanied by the Vuyani Dance Company dancers. Lulu will also work with the popular group Complete, which has wowed audience across South Africa with their a cappella music which was made famous by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
     Confined is presented with support from Department of Arts & Culture’s Incubator Programme grant. The Incubator Programme was initiated by the Department of Arts & Culture in 2015 to provide additional skills to mid-level theatre practitioners and to create more artistic works of local content. Over the past 3 years, the Incubator Programme has enhanced the talent and professionalism of numerous young artists in the disciplines of drama, dance, music, poetry and photography.
     Confined will premiere at the Market Theatre for a limited season from 26 January – 4 February 2018. Online bookings can be made at or

     Choreographer: Lulu Mlangeni
     Lighting and Set Designer: Olivier Hauser
     Costume Design: Thando Lobese – Moropa
     Stage Manager: Lebeisa Molapo
     Stage Crew: Thabo Modisagae and Mbulelo Dlamini
     Lighting Crew: Rendani Gelebe and Themba Mthimkhulu

Department of Arts and Culture Incubatees:
     Production Manager: Incubatee Lungiswa Ndlangamandla
     Lighting Design: Incubatee Tumelo Legodi
     Sound Design: Incubatee Mandla Mkaba
     Stage Manager: Incubatee Apelele Mlaza

     Lulu Mlangeni
     Sunnyboy Motau
     Charlston van Rooyen
     Smangaliso Ngwenya

Duration: 45 minutes
Season: 26 January – 4 February 2018
Venue: The Barney Simon
Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday at 20:15 and Sunday at 15:15
Ticket prices: Tuesday – Sunday R90.00 – R150.00
To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203 or Yusrah Bardien 011 832 1641 ext 204

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