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Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Ketima

The irrevocable importance of Vuyani

Michelle Constant, who worked closely with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre during her tenure as CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), pays tribute to the dance company. Chilean author Pablo Neruda once wrote: ‘To feel the love of people we love is

Vuyani Dance Theatre Gregory Maqoma William Kentridge The Head and The Load

Ode to the men who were not to be counted

Collaboration has been one of the most important aspects of Vuyani Dance Theatre during its 20-year history, whether it has been local or international, with other choreographers or with a range of differently talented arts practitioners. One recent successful international production was the beautifully produced

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Yvette Norwell RMB

‘If you’re talking creative economy, this is it’

Yvette Nowell, head of Corporate Social Investment at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), inherited an association with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) when she joined RMB twelve years ago.  ‘Greg is adamant about his company being a business. He’s not holding a begging bowl.

Ashraf Johaardien Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre

The inimitable Mr Maqoma

Ashraf Johaardien has worked with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) on numerous occasions throughout his career in his roles as performer, executive producer of the National Arts Festival and now CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Where does Gregory Maqoma end

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Roberto Olivan

‘It was never about me’

To celebrate 20 years of Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT), Gregory Maqoma goes back down memory lane to look at the wonderful journey that has led to the current state of this remarkable, innovative, contemporary African dance company.  Wow, when did I actually start dancing? I

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre

Encore: Gregory Maqoma

Gregory Maqoma is the founder and creative director of Vuyani Dance Theatre, which also comprises Vuyani Dance Company and Vuyani Dance Trust. ‘I am responsible for all creative input and output as well as achieving strategic goals of the company and providing creative leadership,’ he

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of An Innovative Contemporary African Dance Company book

Vuyani Dance Theatre Book

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of An Innovative Contemporary African Dance Company  To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Vuyani Dance Theatre are releasing a beautiful publication published by Creative Feel/DeskLink Media that outlines their incredible journey. Filled with photographs from the last two

Moving into Dance MID

Making a difference through dance

2018 marks 40 years since Moving into Dance (MID) was founded in Sylvia ‘Magogo’ Glasser’s garage as a way to provide dance training to youth in underprivileged communities and equip them with the skills to overcome their socio-economic circumstances. Today, MID is a trailblazing, nationally

Vuyani Dance Theatre

Vuyani Dance Theatre

About: Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) is a multi-awarded and globally esteemed contemporary African dance company, founded by decorated dancer and choreographer Gregory Vuyani Maqoma in 1999. VDT serves as the CSI and developmental arm of Vuyani Dance Company.      Maqoma, who serves as Executive

Editor's Note

A homage to Berlin

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine ‘Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.’ This quote could have summed up the recent Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Weekend, whose eighth cycle was held in Berlin during February, but it was actually

Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella: 30 Years On

Dance Umbrella 2018 will take place from 6 to 18 March 2018 at various venues across Johannesburg, celebrating 30 years of new contemporary choreography and dance.      One of the most celebrated events on the Johannesburg calendar, Dance Umbrella 2018 presents a line-up of

NAF

‘Curious, furious and poetic’

Bringing together different aesthetics, contexts and languages, the dance programme at this year’s National Arts Festival interrogates and celebrates questions of identity, culture, spirituality and sensuality. At the top of the bill is 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance Thandazile Radebe. From brand-new works by

NAF

Creative disruption at the NAF

Versatile and exciting young theatre makers and artists will break new ground and excavate forgotten histories this year in Grahamstown, premiering a number of new works. Featuring new works from theatrical firebrands alongside Festival favourites such as the Gala Concert, presented this year by the

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